Web posted Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Quakes strike near False Pass and Alaska-Canada border


ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two light earthquakes struck around Alaska Monday afternoon.

The first earthquake occurred at 12:41 p.m. near the Alaska-Canada border, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 and was centered about 65 miles northwest of Burwash Landing in the Yukon Territory.

The second earthquake struck at 1:24 p.m. in the Unimak Island region. That quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and was located 52 miles southwest of False Pass, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks.

There were no reports of injury or damage from either quake.

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