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A tsunami warning issued for parts of Alaska and Canada has been cancelled as the wave does not pose a threat, officials said.
Government officials have released urgent advice to residents of the west coast of Canada and Alaska as the region prepares for a possible tsunami.
- If you are in a warning area - move to a higher ground.
- Residents in advisory areas (including the city of Vancouver) are advised to avoid beaches, harbours and marinas.
- Do not go to the coast to observe the tsunami.
- Only return to the coast if local emergency officials advise you to do so.
The National Weather Service in America has issued a tsunami warning for the west coast of Canada and Alaska after an earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean.
The warning stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island up to Cape Suckling in Alaska.
The US Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude occurred in the Pacific Ocean around sixty miles south west of Port Alexander in Alaska.