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Alaska Earthquake

June 16, 2011 by USA Post 

Alaska EarthquakeAlaska Earthquake, An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 20:00 (local time 11 am). Its epicenter was 110 kilometers southwest of the state’s largest city Anchorage, 16km east of Nikiski (population 4327) in the city of Kenai Peninsula and 28 km northeast of Kenai (pop. 7464). The quake struck at a depth of 70 km.

Three moderate earthquakes, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.1 and 5.2 magnitude quake, followed at 20:06. At least three earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 of measurement were recorded in the same area five minutes later.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the event was widely felt in the Kenai Peninsula and Cook Inlet regions. The strong earthquake occurred in the communities of the Peninsula Sterling and Soldotna.

There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

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