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7.7 magnitude quake hits Alaska Coast

Last Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 16:46

Zeenews Bureau

Alaska: An earthquake measuring 7.7 on a Richter scale reportedly struck west of Alaska coast on Saturday, as per US government researchers. There are no reports of casualties yet.

Soon after the earthquake, a Tsunami warning for British Columbia and Alaska was issued, as per BBC report. But later after close examination the Tsunami danger was ruled out.
The epicentre of the earthquake was reportedly 102 kilometers (63 miles) West of Craig, Alaska, as per US Geological Survey.

First Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 15:40
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