Earthquake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck within eight miles of Anchorage, Alaska Friday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at about 9:29 a.m. It triggered a tsunami warning for the local vicinity. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, Washington, Oregon or California.

At 9:35 a.m., the first quake was followed by a magnitude 5.8. No tsunami warning was issued.

The earthquakes in Alaska came after a magnitude 4.2 quake off the coast of Oregon.

Magnitude estimates in the above article were provided by the USGS at 12:47 p.m. on November 30. They are subject to change.

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