Tsunami alert ends after Alaskan quake

Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:28 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A tsunami warning has been canceled for British Columbia, Canada, and southeastern Alaska in the wake of a strong earthquake early Saturday, officials said.

The 7.5-magnitude temblor struck off the coast of Alaska at 3:58 a.m. ET, CNN reported.

The U.S. Geological Service initially measured the quake at 7.7-magnitude.

The earthquake was centered 63 miles west of Craig, on Prince of Wales Island, and 208 miles south of Juneau, USGS reported.

The warning was canceled after a small tsunami of about 6 inches was seen near Port Alexander in southeastern Alaska.

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