Alaska Hit By 7.9 Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Canceled

By MARK THIESSEN and BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few tense…

Alaska volcanic ash cloud stretches 400 miles

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An ash cloud from an Alaska volcano rose to 37,000 feet and stretched Monday more than 400 miles into interior Alaska. Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, erupted Sunday afternoon. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says activity continued Monday. Pavlof Volcano is 625 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska…