A powerful earthquake in Alaska caused a local tsunami

Earthquake in Alaska, the magnitude of which, on the updated data of 7.5, was the cause of the local, but potentially devastating tsunami, reports AFP referring to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center USA.

"The data (with equipment) water levels indicate that there was a tsunami. It can be destructive along the coast near the epicenter", — quotes agency Message Center specialists.

According to the Associated Press, a tsunami warning has been declared for the southern coast of Alaska and the Pacific coast of Canada.

The epicenter of the earthquake on Friday at 23:58 local time (12:58 MSK), located on the specified data, at 106 kilometers west of the town of Craig. The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.9 kilometers.

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