Earthquake hits Kodiak Island; no injuries

Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011

LARSEN BAY — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has struck several miles underground on Kodiak Island.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday and was centered about 10 miles east-northeast of Larsen Bay.

USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin, of the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says the earthquake happened in a remote and “very seismically active” area. He says only a handful of people reported feeling it.

There have been no reports of any problems associated with the quake.

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