Alaska Quake,90 Quake ''lightly felt' in Anchorage

Posted: Friday, December 08, 2000

PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 was ''lightly felt'' in Anchorage and Palmer Thursday night, a geophysicist said.

''I felt it, I thought it was a car going by,'' said Guy Urban of the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, 40 miles north of Anchorage.

There were no reports of damage, Urban said.

The quake, at 8:55 p.m. AST, was centered 30 miles northwest of Anchorage.

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