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Updated. 1:12 p.m. The most extensive damage appears to be near Kenai. The 7.1 earthquake was centered about 50 miles west of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet. Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl said there are four structures on Lilac Lane that have been impacted by fire. Gas company Enstar has shut off service to Lilac Lane, Cook Inlet View Drive and Wells Way, but is working on a temporary line for homes not affected by fire. Sandahl said the area has been evacuated. In Anchorage, Portage and the Mat-Su Valley the earthquake knocked out power at thousands of homes. Electricity had been restored to all but a handful of homes by midday Sunday. Municipal Light and Power spokesperson Julie Harris said most of the outages occurred when fuses were blown by "overhead lines slapping together" during the shaking.