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Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders

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Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders

Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders

A 7.5 earthquake that struck near Sand Point, Alaska, on Monday has triggered a tsunami warning.

CNN reports the warning was for the Alaska Peninsula and South Alaska, by the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

The earthquake's epicenter was recorded less than 60 miles from Sand Point, near the Aleutian Peninsula in southwest Alaska.

It was followed by several aftershocks, including one of magnitude 5.8 and another of 5.9.


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