Alaska Hit by 7.9 Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Canceled

Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few tense hours after waves failed to show up in coastal Alaska communities.

  • Published 23 January 2018

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few tense hours after waves failed to show up in coastal Alaska communities. Alaska’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said there have been no reports of damage,… Read at AP News