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Tsunami Warning after Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake shakes up Alaska

At 12:31AM this morning, an 8.0 earthquake centered 175 miles Southeast of Kodiak, shook up South Central Alaska. More information and a map can be found at the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000cmy3#executive

 

Tsunami Warning

A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from The Wash./BC Border to Attu, Alaska. – Event details: Preliminary magnitude 8.0 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 55.955, Lon: -149.227 at 2018-01-23T09:31:41 UTC Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is expected or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents are possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.
Actions to protect human life and property willvary within tsunami warning areas.If you are in a tsunami warning area: Evacuate inland or to higher ground above and beyond designated tsunami hazard zones or move to an upper floor of a multi-story building depending on your situation.If you are in a tsunami watch area: Prepare to take action and stay alert for further information.Additional Information and Next Update: The tsunami message will remain in effect until further notice. Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information. This message will be updated in 30 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants.

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