Alaska earthquake: The earthquake struck with a magnitude of 5.2 shortly after 11 a.m., according to seismologists at the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.
The tsunami created by Japan's 8.9 earthquake has now hit the West Coast. Early reports suggest that two California towns – Crescent City and Santa Cruz – have been hit hardest.
The Hawaii tsunami turned out to be more bark than bite as the tsunami warning for Hawaii has been lifted.
Evacuation efforts have begun in Hawaii because of a tsunami warning that was issued following a massive earthquake in Chile.