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Tsunami warning issued as magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits off shore of Alaska

Christian Fernsby |
The USGS has issued a preliminary report of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 10km striking 100km offshore of Alaska.

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A tsunami warning has been issued for coastal areas.

The quake struck at approximately 06:12:42 (UTC).

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System raised the alarm over ‘hazardous waves’ due to strike coastal communities from Sand Point to Kodiak and Cold Bay.

Residents were advised to evacuate to higher ground or move to the upper floors of multi story buildings as a precaution, and warned to avoid the coast and shoreline until advised by officials that it is safe to do so.

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