Earthquake hits Alaska


Published: Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A moderate earthquake has rattled Alaska's Cook Inlet southwest of Anchorage but there have been no reports of damage.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said numerous callers reported the earthquake just after 9 a.m. Saturday.

The U.S. Geological Survey rated the quake at magnitude 6.1, and the Alaska Earthquake Information Center gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.7.

No tsunami warning was generated.

The earthquake was centered about 45 miles southwest of Homer, which is about 130 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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