Alaska News

5.4 earthquake off coast near Homer shakes Southcentral Alaska

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook the Kenai Peninsula and other parts of Southcentral Alaska early Sunday morning.

The quake, which occurred at 7:06 a.m., was centered about 13 miles west of Homer, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, in the waters near where Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay meet.

It occurred at a depth of 40.6 miles, based on information from the Alaska Earthquake Center, and was felt widely throughout the Kenai and as far away as Anchorage and the Mat-Su.

No tsunami was expected, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.