Experts: No Tsunami Threat To California Coast From Alaska Quake


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 prompted a tsunami warning for portions of Alaska today, but authorities said there was no such threat to any part of the California coast.

The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula. But according to the center, “For other U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, there is no tsunami threat.''

The National Weather Service in Oxnard, which oversees the Los Angeles area, echoed that assessment, reporting on its Twitter page that ``there is no tsunami threat to California at this time.''

The temblor occurred just before 2 p.m. in Sand Point, Alaska, nearly 600 miles southwest of Anchorage. The U.S. Geological Survey says several larger aftershocks were also recorded at magnitudes 5.8, 5.7, 5.2 and 5.5.

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