Strong earthquake triggers tsunami warning off Alaska coast
BREAKING: Tsunami warning issued for part of Aleutian Islands after 7.1 earthquake off Alaska.
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A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain after a magnitude-8.0 earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the earthquake at 12:53 p.m. local time Monday.
Residents of the city of Adak on the western edge of the Aleutian Islands chain, evacuated the town, the Associated Press reports.
The USGS had originally reported a 7.1-magnitude quake, but the Alaska Earthquake Center upgraded it to 8.0, according to Reuters.