KENAI PENINSULA-A moderate shake was felt by residents of the Kenai Peninsula this morning at 7:34 am as a 4.0 temblor originated 32 miles southeast of Port Graham. The quake was not a jolt as is often experienced in the region, but more of a slow wave. The temblor was generated at a depth of 24.5 miles.
This most recent quake, is apart of a larger quake pattern that has shown itself in recent days along the Aleutian Chain as quakes have been felt from Atka to Kodiak to the Kenai Peninsula.
Yesterday morning about 3:30 am Kodiak Island experienced a quake of similar magnitude, then less than 11 hours later another quake of slightly larger magnitude, registering at 4.6 was felt at Nikolski at shortly before 2:30 in the afternoon.
A much larger, 5.3 magnitude quake was felt at Shemya last week on August 16th at 11:23 in the morning. That quake was centered 56 miles from Shemya at a depth of 27.6 miles.
While this entire region is subject to earthquakes on a daily basis, the quakes this week are slightly larger than those usually felt along the faults of the Gulf.