8.0-Magnitude Earthquake Causes Tsunami Warning For Alaskan Islands
An 8.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Aleutian Arc of islands, sometimes called the Rat Islands, between Russia and Alaska at 4:53:10 p.m. EDT (11:53 a.m. local time) on Monday.
The quake created a tsunami warning for the coastal regions of Alaska from Nikolski to Attu.
What was originally a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was upgraded to 8.0. It seems to be too deep to pose a threat to Hawaii, according to the National Weather Service. The latest bulletin indicates that other areas of the U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts would not be affected.
The alert says: “No tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas in the Pacific, although some other areas may experience small nondestructive sea-level changes lasting up to several hours.”
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