7.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the U.S. west coast after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit off Alaska.

The quake struck at 4:31 a.m. ET 157 miles southeast of Chiniak at a depth of 6 miles early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. It was initially reported as magnitude-8.2. There were no immediate reports of any damage.

A tsunami watch has been issued from Washington to California and for Hawaii. A tsunami warning was been issued for the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia.

The USGS said the first wave could reach Kodiak in Alaska at 5:45 a.m. ET and Neah Bay in Washington at 8:55 a.m. ET.

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Source: USA Today