U.S. authorities canceled a tsunami warning issued after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Alaska.

The warning was canceled after waves increased by less than 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) above normal levels, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

The epicenter of the powerful quake, which struck Friday just before midnight, was located in the Pacific Ocean 106 kilometers (65 miles) west-southwest of the coastal town of Craig, Alaska.

The tsunami warning was issued for an area of more than 700 kilometers (435 miles), including the southeastern Alaskan coast and the entire coastline of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

It was lifted shortly before 2:00 a.m. EFE