A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the British Columbia coast about 7 p.m. Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for a region stretching from Vancouver Island into Southeast Alaska. That includes Craig.
The quake struck Masset in the Haida Gwaii region, aka the Queen Charlottes, and was followed by aftershocks of up to 5.8 magnitude.
Officials warned coastal residents from Cape Decision, 85 miles southeast of Sitka, to the British Columbia-Washington border. That has been downgraded to an advisory.
Social media postings reflected concerns raised by residents from Mexico to Hawaii to the Aleutians.
The Associated Press reports state officials saying a wave with a height of about 4 inches was measured in Craig. That was smaller than earlier forecasts, which said the wave could have been up to 1 foot.