Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:03 AM by Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)- A tsunami warning has been canceled for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada after a strong earthquake shook the region at midnight Friday.
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. The warning area extended for about 475 miles.
The magnitude 7.5 quake struck at midnight Friday (1 a.m. PST Saturday) and was centered about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
In addition to the warning, a tsunami advisory was in effect for coastal Alaska from Cape Suckling to 75 miles southeast of Cordova and from the Washington state border to the tip of Vancouver Island.
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