7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska

Nick Luria

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It has been reported That on early Tuesday morning, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck the Alaskan coast. Tsunami warnings have been issued and waves measuring under one foot in height were reported being seen amounting to no substantive damage. The national tsunami center has cancelled said warnings after the one foot waves were reported.

The earthquake hit at approximately 12:30 a.m. located close to 170 miles within kodiak island. It’s been reported that the quake lasted approximately 90 seconds but this statement has varied. It was felt at least 200 miles from it’s initial starting point.

The quake was originally said to have been an 8.2 but further investigation has led to it being brought down to a 7.9 rating. Warnings were issued in the early morning which said to get to higher ground although after there were no reports of wave damage the warning was revoked.

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7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska