Quake yes, tsunami no
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There is NO tsunami advisory in the wake of the small earthquake which shook Sitka this afternoon.
The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reports thatk an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 struck about 45 miles southwest of Sitka at 12:45 PM (11-05-11). The epicenter was twelve miles below the surface.
Many people in Sitka felt the quake. Al Stevens, at the Sitka Firehall, called the Palmer center right away. Protesters participating in Occupy Sitka who had gathered on the corner of Lincoln and Katlian streets did not notice the temblor at all.
The Sitka Wolves earned a re-match with the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves Friday, with the 3A Region V Basketball championship on the line. The Sitka Lady Wolves eliminated the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves Thursday, and will challenge Petersburg for the title. more
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