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7.5 quake in Southeast triggers tsunami warning for Alaska coast
January 5, 2013
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked the waters off of Southeast Alaska just before midnight Friday, triggering a tsunami warning that stretched from the coast of British Columbia all the way up the Southeastern Pandhandle to Cape Fairweather, about 80 miles southeast of Yakutat. All warnings were cancelled by the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center at about 2 a.m. Saturday.
Tsunami advisories were briefly in place from the Washington state and Canadian border to the Kennedy Entrance, 40 miles southwest of Homer, but those advisories were cancelled shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Also cancelled was the portion of the warning in effect north of Cape Fairweather stretching to Cape Suckling, 75 miles southeast of Cordova.
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