Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.0 magnitude quake rocks Anchorage

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According to the National Tsunami Warning Center, the Tsunami warning is canceled for the Cook Inlet area and Southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

No tsunami danger exists, and no destructive tsunami has been reported.

Officials have cancelled a tsunami warning for southern Alaska after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Anchorage.

As the earthquake hit, people ran out of buildings or sought shelter under office desks.

The US Geological Survey says the earthquake was centred around seven miles (12km) north of Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage.

People went back inside buildings after the earthquake but a smaller aftershock later sent them running back into the streets again.

There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries.

The National Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami warning for coastal zones of southern Alaska following the quake in downtown Anchorage – but it has since been cancelled.

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