Two earthquakes felt in Alaska

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A light earthquake occurred in southcentral Alaska on Saturday, hours after another quake was felt in the Denali National Park area.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks said a 10:33 a.m. quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 was centered on the west side of Cook Inlet.

The quake's epicenter was about 6 miles west from Tyonek and 50 miles southwest of Anchorage. It was reportedly felt at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Kenai and Ninilchik.

The earlier quake occurred at 2:33 a.m., the earthquake center said.

It had a preliminary magnitude of 3.1, and was centered about 9 miles east of Kantishna. It was felt in Kantishna, a small mining community within the boundaries of Denali National Park.

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