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Strong earthquake shakes Alaska; no tsunami threat for Hawaii

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula on Friday night, but it was not enough to generate a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake happened at around 7:50 p.m. Hawaii time about 65 miles north-northeast of Chignik Lake, and about 635 miles southwest of Fairbanks at a depth of about 4 miles.

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    • On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages. A section of the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed. Elevated freeways in Oakland came crashing down.

      Kiddies: Don’t pay too much heed to Bothrops, the self-proclaimed geologist.

  • It wasn’t underwater. It was magnitude 6.0. How many of you out there are still concerned that any quake meeting those criteria could possibly generate a tsunami?

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