Tsunami warning issued as magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits off shore of Alaska – USGS
The USGS has issued a preliminary report of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 10km striking 100km offshore of Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued for coastal areas.
The quake struck at approximately 06:12:42 (UTC). The US Tsunami Warning System raised the alarm over ‘hazardous waves’ due to strike coastal communities from Sand Point to Kodiak and Cold Bay.
Alaska is a state located in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia.