Alaska Earthquake: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports says the earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits Alaska, southeast of Atka, in the north-Pacific island chain at about 6:55 a.m. ET.

The tsunami warning is in effect for coastal areas of Alaska from Unimak Pass to Amchitka Pass. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it did not see a threat of a Pacific-wide destructive tsunami from the quake.

The tsunami warning was canceled after only a small wave was recorded near Atka, Alaska, the Associated Press reports. “In Atka, they had a little bump of a More >

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