7.5 earthquake triggers tsunami warning for parts of Alaska
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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck south of Alaska on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula. 

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the earthquake about 56 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, at 12:54 local time.

The National Weather Service announced a tsunami warning for the southern part of the state and the peninsula shortly after. The warning extended from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska, to Unimak Pass, Alaska.


Tsunami activity was forecasted to reach Sand Point at 1:55 p.m., Cold Bay at 2:45 p.m. and Kodiak at 2:50 p.m.

The service noted, “No tsunami observations are available to report.”

Those in tsunami warning areas are instructed to evacuate inland or to higher ground and get out of the water, off the beach and away from harbors, marinas, breakwaters, bays and inlets.