Alaska rocked by earthquake, but no tsunami


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After a nervous few hours for Alaska, U.S. government agencies canceled a tsunami warning for the state following a major earthquake that occurred less than 200 miles off its coastline.

The quake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, but initially estimated at 8.2, began at 12.30 am local time, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The agency urged people to stay away from the coast and move to higher ground or inland. This warning was canceled after no big waves materialized on the coastline.

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