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Tsunami warning lifted after quake in Gulf of Alaska

Posted at 3:23 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 09:43:49-05

A tsunami warning has been lifted for coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska after a 7.9 magnitude quake struck in the Gulf of Alaska.

The quake happened early Tuesday morning and is reportedly 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska. It was first reported as a 8.2 magnitude earthquake.

A tsunami watch was also in effect for the U.S. West Coast, as far south as California.

No word on damages, but there are reports the quake was felt as far south as Seattle.

This is a developing story, stay with KGUN9 and as more information becomes available.