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Magnitude-5.8 quake strikes off western Canada

Published: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012 10:53 p.m. MDT

GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has struck off the coast of western Canada and a tsunami warning has been issued. There are no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:14 p.m. Sunday local time (0314 GMT) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia.

The tsunami warning is in effect for the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the northern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to Cape Decision, Alaska, 85 miles (137 kilometers) southeast of Sitka.

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