Tsunami Warnings End After Two Large Earthquake off Coast of Alaska


There have been two large earthquakes off the coast of Alaska, a 7.8 magnitude and a 6.1 magnitude.


A tsunami warning was issued for Pacific coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer) to Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska) and for Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska) to Samalga Pass, Alaska (30 miles SW of Nikolski).


A tsunami advisory was issued for Pacific coasts from Cape Suckling, Alaska (75 miles SE of Cordova) to Kennedy Entrance, Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer) and Samalga Pass, Alaska (30 miles SW of Nikolski) to Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak) including the Pribilof Islands.


Tsunami waves were forecast to be less than 0.3 metres above the tide level for the coasts of Chuuk, Guam, Hawaii, Howland and Baker, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Midway Island, Northern Marianas, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Palau, Palmyra Island, Pohnpei, Russia, Wake Island, and Yap.


All alerts have since ended.


The first, and strongest earthquake was located 98.9 km south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska, the second was located 103.2 km east-southeast of Sand Point, Alaska.