Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes off southcentral Alaska
The earthquake occurred just after 7 a.m Sunday.
March 19, 2023 - 9:29 am
HOMER, Alaska — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off the coast of south-central Alaska on Sunday and was reported as widely felt in communities on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Earthquake Center said.
The earthquake occurred just after 7 a.m. It was 13 miles (21 kilometers) west of Homer and 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, the center said. The quake was reported felt as far away as the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, the center said.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is north of Anchorage.
Emails seeking comment were sent to the center, the Homer Police Department and a state emergency management spokesperson Sunday.