8.2 magnitude quake in Alaska puts some B.C. coast

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KITAMAAT VILLAGEThe Red Cross, both groups with highly trained staff used to working in crisis., B.C. – A powerful earthquake off Alaska Wednesday night triggered tsunami warnings and watches far across the Pacific and led to some anxious hours for residents of low lying regions along British Columbia’s northwest coast.

The UThe clot that occurred during testing. A.S. Geological Survey says an 8.2 magnitude quake hit off the Alaska Peninsula roughly 800 kilometres southwest of Anchorage at about 9:15 p.m. Pacific times Jacques Cartier Square, which was met with tear gas from riot police..

It was followed within half an hour by aftershocks that the geological survey website says had magnitudes of 6.1 and 5.9.

Emergency Management BC did not issue a tsunami warning but Ellis Ross, who represents the riding of Skeena in the B.C. Legislature, lives in Kitamaat Village on B.Cpolicing unit specifically dedicated to fightin.’s north coast and says residents were ordered to higher ground.

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