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Tsunami warning for southern Alaska downgraded; warning issued for Hawaii

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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:37 pm | Updated: 11:52 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A tsunami warning for southern Alaska and northern British Columbia has been downgraded to an advisory, while a warning has been issued for Hawaii.

In addition, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says parts of coastal Oregon and northern California have been placed under a tsunami advisory.

The alerts came after the U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit in the Queen Charlotte Islands area Saturday night.

A tsunami warning means an area is likely to be hit by a wave, while an advisory means an area could be hit.

A small tsunami was barely noticeable in Craig, Alaska, where a four-inch wave was recorded.

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