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Tsunami warning is canceled following Alaska quake

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Earthquake rocks parts of Alaska
  • NEW: Tsunami warning is canceled, center says
  • U.S. Geological Survey downgrades quake off coast of Alaska to 7.2
  • Official: "We have told folks in the effected area to get to higher ground"
  • Alaska
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  • Tsunamis

(CNN) -- A tsunami warning has been canceled for a number of coastal communities in Alaska following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Thursday near the Aleutian Islands, officials said.

The strength of the earthquake, which was initially reported with a magnitude of 7.4, was revised to a magnitude 7.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

"No destructive tsunami has been recorded, and no tsunami danger exists along the coast of the U.S," the Tsunami Warning Center said.

The warning, which was issued for a 250-kilometer (155 mile) radius from the epicenter, covered the coastal communities from Unimak Pass, located about 80 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, to Amchitka Pass, about 125 miles west of Adak.