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Earthquake strikes Cook Inlet region

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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2005

An earthquake Monday rocked the Kenai Peninsula but apparently caused no damage.

The temblor, measuring a magnitude of 4.9 and described as a light quake, struck at 12:57 p.m. and last several seconds.

It was centered 55 miles northwest of Homer and about 120 miles southwest of Anchorage, around Chisik Island, at a depth of 62 miles.

Judy Reeves, administrative support assistant at the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, contacted shortly after the quake, said it had generated no tsunami and that the center had no reports of damage.

The quake was felt in many areas of Southcentral Alaska, the center said.



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