Quake measuring 7.5 strikes off Alaska

by Blogburger on January 5, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean off southeastern Alaska on Saturday. The quake occurred about 60 miles southwest of Port Alexander at a depth of about 6 miles at 0858 GMT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which downgraded the magnitude from an initial 7.7. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas of southeast Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia, but this was later cancelled. …
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