Large quake in Aleutian Islands, no tsunami threat to Pacific Northwest
June 23rd, 2014 - 2:30pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain after a powerful earthquake.
The warning does NOT include Alaska, British Columbia, Washington or Oregon.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-7.1 quake was recorded at 12:53 p.m. local time Monday afternoon. It was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island.
The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Alaska. It stretches from Nikolski to Attu.
The center also issued a tsunami advisory for coastal areas from Nikolski to Unimak Pass.
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