Tsunami warning issued for Alaska after earthquake

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ALASKA (AP) -- People along the coast of Alaska are moving inland after a powerful earthquake sparked a Tsunami warning overnight.

Residents all along the west coast as far south as Mexico are under a Tsunami watch.

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit less than 200 miles offshore.

Police in the impacted areas are urging people to seek higher ground.

The national weather service has put Hawaii and much of the U.S. west coast on alert.



 
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