published Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Tsunami warning canceled after 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A tsunami warning has been canceled for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Pacific Ocean.

Officials canceled the warning early Friday morning after only a small wave was recorded in the remote community of Atka.

State emergency officials said some Atka residents had evacuated to higher ground when the all clear was given.

The USGS says the earthquake struck in the waters at about 6:55 a.m. Eastern, and there are no initial reports of injuries or damage.

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