Alaska may not be the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions tsunamis, but Saturday morning it came close to being the latest coastal area to be struck by one. An earthquake rated at 7.5 struck the state about 60 miles west of the coastal town of Craig around 1 a.m. Friday morning, triggering a tsunami warning that extended all the way up to Vancouver Island, Canada. The area under watch spanned over 700 miles. Luckily, the ocean had other plans and the warning was canceled later Saturday morning.
FALSE ALARM Location of Alaskan earthquake. (USGS)