Earthquake jolts Homer, Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2002

PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- A light earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 jolted the town of Homer, 130 miles southwest of Anchorage, on Sunday night.

The quake was centered 50 miles southwest of Homer and struck at 9:43 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time, said Michael Beurgy of the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer.

The quake's depth was 48 miles, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks.

People in Homer felt the quake but there were no reports of damage or injuries, Beurgy said.

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