On Jan. 5, a huge earthquake hit near Alaska off the coast in the Pacific. The shaker struck the Richter scale at 7.7. Soon afterward, the quake triggered a tsunami warning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The quake was pinpointed at about 60 miles southwest of Craig, Alaska, and slammed into the earth at a depth of around 6 miles. The area of the epicenter lies around 208 miles south of Juneau in Alaska and some 641 miles northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.
The earthquake that just rocked Alaska happened around midnight, local time, and turned into a tumbler that had those who were in coastal areas closest to where the shaker occurred being warned of a possible tsunami. This information was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the organization that issued the aforementioned warning.
No immediate reports of damage or deaths were announced. In fact, at this point not much else is known about this dynamic earthquake that reportedly hit the southern shore of the Pacific off the coast of Alaska less than half an hour prior to this writing.
That said, news of this occurrence is just breaking so stay tuned for more about this whopping 7.7 shaker, seemingly the most violent act of this sort from mother nature so far this year.
Update: After numerous aftershocks following the 7.7 Alaska earthquake, which was downgraded to 7.5, the tsunami warning for both Alaska and Hawaii was cancelled.