Tsunami Warning Lifted For Alaska, Canada After Strong Earthquake

JUNEAU, Alaska (January 5, 2013)--A tsunami warning issued Saturday for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada after an earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska has been canceled.

The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami generated by the earthquake didn’t pose a threat.

The center said some areas are seeing small sea level changes, but there will be no widespread destructive wave that had earlier been warned about.

The warning area included coastal areas from Cape Fairweather, Alaska, to the north tip of Vancouver Island, Canada.

The area extended for more than 700 miles.

The warning area included coastal areas from about 75 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska, to the north tip of Vancouver Island, Canada, the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said, and extended for about 475 miles.

The magnitude 7.5 quake struck late Friday night about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


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