A HUGE 7.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska sparked tsunami warnings down the whole West Coast of the US and Canada today.

Residents in coastal towns close to the epicentre were woken in the night by warning sirens and urged to flee their homes for ground at least 100ft above sea level amid warnings of an “extraordinary threat to life”.

via Alaska earthquake tsunami warning forced Kodiak residents to flee to high ground after 7.9 tremor sparked alert on US coast

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