5.7 Earthquake

5.7 quake rattles Southcentral

Anchorage Daily News

(01/24/09 09:48:19)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 rattled Southcentral Alaska this morning.

The quake, at 9:09 a.m., was centered below Cook Inlet 50 miles west of Homer and 158 miles southeast of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. The shake could be felt in Anchorage.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reported the quake to have a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. No tsunami was expected, the center said on its Web site.


  1. Ed, Did you feel it? It’s maybe only the 4th I’ve felt since moving here in 04′. This one was different though. Unlike ones in the past where I’ve felt a quick shake then the loud boom that follows, this one I saw and felt the house sway from left to right. The really weird thing was looking out the window and seeing the timber sway with it too.
    Hope you did feel it and experienced your 1st EQ.
    I like them, but just don’t want the big one.
    It can be scary thinking we both live really close to the Castle Mtn. Fault line. And that’s where I had thought the EQ had originated, instead of so far south.
    Hope things are good with you and your family.
    take it easy,

  2. Nope, I didn’t feel a thing, darn it. The dogs were acting up a bit though.

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