Breaking News: Huge Earthquake Hits Alaskan Coast

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An very powerful earthquake has struck off the Alaskan coast. image: Twitter

An earthquake, magnitude 7.4, has struck the Alaskan coast triggering tsunami warnings.

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An Alaskan early warning station sent out this msg minutes ago: Magnitude 7.4 earthquake about 55 miles southeast of Sand Point, AK. TSUNAMI WARNING for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula. If in a coastal area, keep calm and quickly move to higher ground away from the coast. Below is the alert issued.

Parts of southern Alaska are under a tsunami warning after a reported magnitude 7.4 earthquake off Sand Point, Alaska.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.4, had triggered a tsunami warning for Sand Point, Cold Bay and Kodiak, which are sparsely populated. The warning extended from Kennedy Entrance, 40 miles southwest of Homer, to Unimak Pass, 80 miles northeast of Unalaska.


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