Tsunami warning issued for Alaska after quake

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM

   ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain after a powerful earthquake.
 
   The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-7.1 quake was recorded at 12:53 p.m. local time Monday afternoon. It was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island.
 
   The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Alaska. It stretches from Nikolski to Attu.
 
   The center also issued a tsunami advisory for coastal areas from Nikolski to Unimak Pass.

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