WASHINGTON, June 23 A local tsunami warning was
issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific
Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday, the U.S.
Geological Survey and the National Tsunami Warning Center said.
The warning covered coastal areas of Alaska from Nikolski to
Attu, the center said, adding the level of tsunami danger was
being evaluated for other U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts.
The quake struck about 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Little
Sitkin Island, Alaska, at a depth of about 71 miles (114 km),
(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Jim Loney)