Moderate quake hits Central California

May 23, 2009 7:56:20 PM PDT
A moderate earthquake has jolted an inland desert area in Central California. There were no reports of any damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological survey says the 4.7-magnitude quake struck just before 4 p.m. on Saturday.

A preliminary report shows the quake was centered about seven miles southeast of Keeler, a small town in unincorporated Inyo County next to Owens Lake, in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra.

In Alaska, a minor earthquake struck near Fairbanks, jolting residents. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the 3.6 magnitude quake occurred at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, about 10 miles southwest of Fairbanks.

There were no reports of damage.

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