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Major 7.2 M Earthquake Hits Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued [VIDEO]

A Major and severe earthquake registering at 7.2 M hit Alaska Friday morning local time.

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COOK INLET AREA AND SOUTHERN KENAI PENINSULA IN ALASKA – Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.2 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 61.347, Lon: -149.846 at 2018-11-30T17:29:28 UTC

Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is expected or occurring.

Shortly after the temblor, the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for areas near the epicenter and urged residents to seek higher ground.

The warning did not extend to other parts of the U.S. West Coast or Hawaii.

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