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7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Aleutian Islands

Alaska Tsunami warning canceled after large earthquake strikes off Alaskan coast Alaska Tsunami warning canceled after large earthquake strikes off Alaskan coast

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami has been generated by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake off the Aleutian Islands.

It is located 1035 miles west southwest of Anchorage, Alaska and struck at 5:10 p.m. Hawaii time.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center posted a tsunami warning for certain coastal areas of Alaska, but canceled the warning about an hour after the quake.

The warning covered an area from 80 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor to about 125 mileswest of Adak. In Dutch Harbor, longshoreman Jim Paulin said warning sirens caused hundreds of people to begin climbing up a nearby hill.

Again, no Tsunami was generated.

 

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