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6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes near Alaska, tsunami not expected
December 30th, 2018
The epicenter of the earthquake southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska. (USGS).
No tsunami warning was issued Sunday night after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck at 6:35 p.m. PST, 116 kilometres southeast of Cold Bay at a depth of 26.9 kilometres.
The U.S. National Weather Service National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska said in a tsunami information statement that no tsunami was expected following the earthquake. Emergency Info BC also confirmed there was no tsunami threat.