Big Japan quake no threat to coastal Alaska, B.C.
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A large earthquake has struck the Fukushima region of Japan’s east coast. But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer says there’s no danger of a big wave hitting coastal Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon or California.
This morning’s quake, at 9:10 a.m. Alaska time, was magnitude 7.5. Some sources listed it as 7.3. For comparison, the devastating March 2011 Fukushima quake was a much larger magnitude 9.
The Tsunami Warning Center says its prediction is based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records.
We’ll let you know if the situation changes.
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