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Officials say the tsunami in Alaska poses no threat to Oregon



ANCHORAGE, Ala. – After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, a tsunami alert was raised in Alaska, but at that time there is no threat to Oregon or Washington, officials said.

The warning refers to Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

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The officials said the earthquake and its aftershocks hit around 9:30 am with a mile of 1

7 miles (19 miles). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will further evaluate the situation and issue additional clocks and warnings as conditions change.

Oregon witnessed a small 4.2 magnitude earthquake in the Blanco Fracture Zone at 7:53 am near other seismic activity off the Oregon coast.


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