7.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Alaska Sparks Tsunami Advisory

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaskans who headed for higher ground and watched for signs of a tsunami have been given the all clear. The advisories followed a magnitude-7.9 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands Monday. The quake struck during the afternoon and was widely felt in sparsely populated villages in an area about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage. The quake was initially measured at magnitude 8.0 but was downgraded.

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