Earthquake strikes Alaska Peninsula area

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula area Thursday afternoon.

The 3;41 p.m. earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0, according to the Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer.

The earthquake was centered about 25 miles northeast of Chignik. It was about 25 miles deep and was felt in Chignik and Perryville.

No injuries or damage were reported, although some items were knocked off shelves.



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