Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tsunami warning issued after earthquake in Gulf of Alaska (local time: 00:31, Depth 10 km)

Tsunami warning issued after earthquake in Gulf of Alaska
A tsunami warning has been issued after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska.

The quake hit 256km southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km , the US Geological Survey has said.

"If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground. Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring," Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said in a warning for Alaska and British Columbia.

Tsunami warnings for parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast and Hawaii were issued.

"Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Japan's meteorological agency said it was monitoring the situation but did not issue a tsunami alert.
Magnitude Mw 8.0
Date time 2018-01-23 09:31:41.5 UTC
Location 55.98 N ; 149.05 W
Depth 10 km
1895 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,838,000 / local time: 01:31:41.5 2018-01-23
921 km W of Juneau, United States / pop: 31,300 / local time: 00:31:41.5 2018-01-23
287 km SE of Kodiak, United States / pop: 6,200 / local time: 00:31:41.5 2018-01-23

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