Earthquake rattles Cook Inlet area

Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A minor earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 has struck the Cook Inlet area in southern Alaska.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center and the U.S. Geological Survey say the temblor struck early Sunday about 13 miles west-southwest of Skwentna. The center says that although the shaking was felt as far as 73 miles away in Anchorage, no damage had been reported.

The center says the quake struck about 60 miles deep.

The Tsunami Warning Center for the West Coast and Alaska region also said a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Mindanao in the Phillippines early Sunday was not expected to generate a tsunami along the Alaska coast.

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