No tsunami warning after 7.2 magnitude quake in Alaska

No tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook a remote part of Alaska, Thursday night (June 23).

No tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook a remote part of Alaska, Thursday night (June 23).

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake hit Alaska’s Fox Islands, part of the Aleutians in the Pacific Ocean, at approximately 6:10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

The US West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning briefly posted a tsunami warning for the west coast of Alaska, but has since rescinded the warning.

The earthquake did not even register on B.C.’s Provincial Emergency Program website, which still has cancellations for the Japan earthquake in March listed on its website.

Aftershocks were still being recorded as late at 11 p.m, the tsunami warning centre noted.

This was not the first earthquake to hit the coast of Alaska this month: a 5.0 magnitude quake was registered on June 16 about 83 kilometres southwest of Anchorage, AK. No tsunami warning was issued for that quake either.

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