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Alaska Earthquake Yields Tsunami Warning

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 04:49 PM CDT

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.

Alaska Earthquake Yields Tsunami Warning


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