Tsunami Warning cancelled in Alaska after a Major Earthquake

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PUBLIC TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 4 - NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
 158 AM AKST SAT JAN 5 2013

…THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS CANCELLED…

CANCELLATIONS
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 * THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS CANCELED FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE FAIRWEATHER ALASKA/LOCATED 80 MILES SE OF YAKUTAT/

IMPACTS – UPDATED
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 * A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED DURING THIS EVENT BUT NO LONGER POSES A THREAT.
 * SOME AREAS MAY CONTINUE TO SEE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES.
 * THE DETERMINATION TO RE-OCCUPY HAZARD ZONES MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL OFFICIALS.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS – UPDATED
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 * DO NOT RE-OCCUPY HAZARD ZONES UNTIL LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS INDICATE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.

OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – UPDATED
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 TIME OBSERVED MAX  SITE OF MEASUREMENT TSUNAMI HEIGHT
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 PORT ALEXANDER AK 1026 UTC 01-05 – 00.5FT
 SITKA AK 1041 UTC 01-05 – 00.3FT

HEIGHT – OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE
 TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT.

DEEP OCEAN PRESSURE SENSORS DID NOT RECORD A TSUNAMI.

Update 11:01 UTC : GREAT NEWS :  ALL WARNINGS and ADVISORIES are now CANCELED

Update 10:44 UTC : Nothing really dramatic has happened and will probably not happen also.
 Port Alexander, Alaska, sees 6-inch rise in sea level after magnitude 7.5 earthquake
 Some warnings remain in effect but maybe downgraded soon :  THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE FAIRWEATHER ALASKA/LOCATED 80 MILES SE OF YAKUTAT/

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