Tsunami Warning Triggered by Powerful Earthquake Caused Alaskan Residents to Evacuate for Several Hours Overnight

Residents living along some stretches of the Pacific Coast of Alaska and Washington fled to higher ground after a powerful undersea earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered a tsunami warning in the early hours of Tuesday. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled the warning Tuesday morning.

The earthquake, deemed a magnitude-7.9 quake by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck not long after midnight, roughly 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska. The police department there reported around...

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