An earthquake occurred in the North Pacific on Friday morning, but there were no damage or injuries initially reported. No tsunami warning was issued from the 7.0 magnitude temblor.
According to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the earthquake occurred at 8:25 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time. It was centered about 70 miles southeast of Adak and 65 miles southwest of Atka village at a depth of about 20 miles.
Center officials say in a bulletin issued Friday morning that there is no tsunami danger for coastal areas of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California.
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