VANCOUVER — The tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia has been cancelled.
Residents along the province’s coast were woken by warning sirens shortly after the quake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck at 1:31 a.m. Pacific time today off the coast of Alaska.
Lois Varnado of the National Tsunami Warning Centre in Alaska says the warning has been cancelled for coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska.
The quake struck 278 kilometres southeast of Kodiak at a depth of about 10 kilometres.
The Canadian Press