Quake rattles Kenai Peninsula

map from Alaska Earthquake Center
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.3 rattled communities on the Kenai Peninsula at 6:18 p.m. Monday evening.

The Alaska Earthquake Center says the quake was centered 21 miles northwest of Nikiski. A map from the center's website shows the quake epicenter was near the western shore of Cook Inlet, north of Kustanta.

"I am in Nikiski and it rocked my house" wrote Ashley Sandback on the Channel 2 News Facebook page. Other Channel 2 viewers reported that the quake was felt in Wasilla and on the Anchorage upper hillside.

The Alaska Earthquake Center, in a Tweet, said the quake was felt in locations around Southcentral Alaska, but that there were no reports of damage.



 
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