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No Tsunami Threat Following 6.8M Alaska Earthquake

January 24, 2016, 10:20 AM HST
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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center image.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center image.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there was no tsunami threat to Hawai’i following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Southern Alaska.

According to PTWC, the earthquake occurred Sunday at 12:30 a.m. Hawai’i time.

The earthquake was initially listed as a 7.1 magnitude, but was later downgraded by the United States Geological Survey.

USGS officials say the earthquake was located 53 miles west-southwest if Anchor Point, Alaska; 161 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska; 182 miles southwest of Knik-Fairview, Alaska; 403 miles south-southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 631 west of Whitehourse, Canada.

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