Powerful earthquake strikes near Kodiak, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (WSPA) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck off the coast of Alaska.

It happened about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak early Tuesday morning.

There were initial reports it was a magnitude 8.2 earthquake, however the U.S. Geological Survey says it was a magnitude of 7.9.

A tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.

Kodiak Police Department said in a Facebook post that the tsunami warning was still in effect as of 6:47 a.m. EST.

Police warned residents to remain on high ground and said the agency had received reports that the tide continues to fluctuate following reports that tide levels rose three feet.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service canceled a tsunami watch for coastal areas in Washington, Oregon and California.

This is a developing story.

Click or tap here for more information from the Alaska Earthquake Center.