Light earthquake felt in Anchorage, nearby towns; no damage reported



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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a light quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 was felt in Anchorage and nearby communities Friday night.

The center says it has received no reports of damage.

The quake hit at 9:32 p.m. at a depth of 38 miles. It was centered on the Kenai Peninsula, about 80 miles south-southwest of Anchorage, and was felt in Anchorage, Homer, Kenai, Ninilchik and Soldotna.

The center says a minor aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 was recorded four minutes later, at 9:36 p.m. in almost the same location. There were no reports that it was felt or caused damage.

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