Tsunami warning puts Alaska, western U.S. on edge after powerful quake

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(Worthy News) - People in Alaska were jolted awake overnight Tuesday. First by a powerful earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska – then by sirens that warned of a possible tsunami.

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck at 12:32 a.m. off the Alaska coast. The quake itself -- far enough away not to cause major damage.

But in the worst spot there was a potential tsunami.

"Attention, a tsunami warning has been issued for this area," officials warned over loudspeakers. [ Source: CBS News (Read More...) ]

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