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Alaska earthquake: tsunami warning is lifted

Alaska earthquake: tsunami warning is lifted

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A powerful 7.9 magnitude Alaska earthquake was recorded Tuesday off the south coast of Alaska, triggering tsunami warnings and vigilance in the middle of the night on a long stretch of the west coast of Canada and the US, finally lifted by the authorities. A tsunami warning, the lowest level of warning, "remains in effect" for southern Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula but "there is no tsunami warning for the rest of the Pacific coast of North America, "writes the US Tsunami Monitoring Center at 6:40 am on its website aboutĀ Alaska earthquake."A tsunami was caused" by the Alaska earthquake but its height, above the tide level, on the concerned coasts did not finally exceed 30 centimeters.The earthquake occurred at 9:31 GMT ten kilometers deep in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 km southeast...