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Tsunami warnings, watches from Alaska to Mexican border following Alaska earthquake

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DocM    16,590

8.2 off Alaska

 

CBS....

 

Tsunami warnings, watches from Alaska to Mexican border following Alaska earthquake - live updates



Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 6:01 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia, while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a tsunami watch.  The strong earthquake was recorded about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak Island early Tuesday morning.

Warnings from the National Weather Service sent to cellphones in Alaska warned: "Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland."  Kodiak officials warned residents to evacuate if they lived in low-lying areas.

People reported on social media that the quake was felt hundreds of miles away, in Anchorage.

A tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia from the border of Washington State to Attu, Alaska, the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management says.

"If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground," the office said. "Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring. Tsunamis are a series of waves dangerous many hours after initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest."

In addition, the National Weather Service put much of the U.S. West Coast on alert:
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techbeck    6,925

Looks like the warning was called off.

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