Pacific Quake Lowered To 6.8 Magnitude, Tsunami Warning Cancelle - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pacific Quake Lowered To 6.8 Magnitude, Tsunami Warning Cancelled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The official magnitude of an early-morning earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for the Alaskan coast is slightly less than the preliminary measurement.

The United States Geological Survey says a 6.8-magnitude temblor struck the Pacific Ocean around 2:55 a.m. (AKDT) Friday. The preliminary measurement was 7.1.

Officials canceled a tsunami warning for parts of the Aleutian Islands after only a small wave was recorded in the remote community of Atka, Alaska.

State emergency officials say some Atka residents had evacuated to higher ground when the all clear was given.

 

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