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4.6 earthquake near Mount Redoubt volcano rattles dozing Anchorage

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published January 13, 2013

Correction: There was never a tsunami warning issued for this event, as was incorrectly first reported here. The text below has been changed to reflect that fact. We regret the error.

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck deep beneath the Alaska Peninsula southwest of Cook Inlet early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 3:45 a.m. shaker hit some 80 miles underground just across the inlet from communities along the western Kenai Peninsula. Data from the University of Alaska earthquake center pegged it 55 miles west of Nikiski but only a few miles from Mount Redoubt, an active volcano in Cook Inlet that last erupted in 2009.

Despite its depth and distance it was strong enough to rattle dishware and trigger car alarms in South Anchorage, about 115 miles northeast of the epicenter, according to data from the earthquake center.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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