Earthquake centered under Cook Inlet jolts Southcentral Alaska

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch

An earthquake centered beneath Cook Inlet  off the Kenai Peninsula jolted people awake across Southcentral Alaska  on Saturday morning.

The quake, at 6:16 a.m., had a preliminary magnitude of 5.54 and was centered 16 miles northwest of Ninilchik, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center.

There were no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt by people across the region.

The earthquake was 54 miles beneath Cook Inlet, according to the center. There was no tsunami generated


Alaska Earthquake Information Center
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