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Alaskan earthquake generates alert

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Alaska shortly before 1 am Jan. 5 sparked a tsunami warning along the northwest coast. The warning was quickly called off and there were no reports of damage within BC.

Yet officials on Haida Gwaii, at the Haisla village of Kitamaat and in Kitimat did enact emergency measures in response to the warnings.

Alaskan officials did say the quake produced a small tsunami which did not pose a threat.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 1 a.m. Pacific Time Jan. 5 about 100 kilometres west of Craig, Alaska and about 10 kilometres deep.

 

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