Earthquake rocks Anchorage, but no tsunami warning for B.C.

An earthquake northeast of Anchorage Friday has prompted a tsunami warning for southern Alaska, but is not expected to affect British Columbia, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Centre.

The warning covers parts of Cook Inlet and the southern Kenai peninsula in southern Alaska following the earthquake that rocked buildings in downtown Anchorage.

The centre said Friday that the warning was in effect for parts of the state’s Cook Inlet and the southern Kenai peninsula.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially said it was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and then reduced that to 6.6.

The quake was centred about 12 kilometres north of Alaska’s largest city.

Meantime, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Fort St. John and the Peace region on Thursday evening.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the quake struck about 22 kilometres east-southeast of Fort St. John just before 5:30 p.m.

It was felt by the residents there, as well as some in Taylor, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.

With files from The Associated Press and Harrison Mooney.

 

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