A countywide emergency alert test was canceled Friday after a major earthquake in Alaska.

The test, administered by Clatsop County Emergency Management, was scheduled to take place at noon, sending messages to residential and business landlines, cellphones and email addresses.

But an earthquake measuring 7.0 struck north of Anchorage that morning, prompting concerns of a possible tsunami.

A tsunami warning was not issued for the Oregon Coast, but officials did not want to create confusion, Emergency Services Manager Tiffany Brown said.

The test will be rescheduled for December. While landlines are automatically included in the test, cellphones and email addresses must be registered on the county website.

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