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7.9 magnitude quake struck Kodiak island
09 : 32 AM - 24/01/2018
Alaska, Jan. 24 (BNA): There were no initial reports of damage after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning that was later canceled.
Officials at the National Tsunami Centre canceled the warning after waves failed to show up in coastal Alaska communities, where some residents had fled for higher ground.

The earthquake, which occurred at 12:30 a.m. local time, was centered about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.

Kodiak Island is about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, which was not under a tsunami threat, officials said. -- KUNA.


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BNA 0622 GMT 2018/01/24


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