TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A tsunami warning has been lifted for coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska after a 7.9 magnitude quake struck in the Gulf of Alaska.
The quake happened early Tuesday morning and is reportedly 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska. It was first reported as a 8.2 magnitude earthquake.
BREAKING: Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska; tsunami warning issued.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 23, 2018
BREAKING: Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska; tsunami warning issued.
A tsunami watch was also in effect for the U.S. West Coast, as far south as California.
No word on damages, but there are reports the quake was felt as far south as Seattle.
Tue Jan 23 10:07:47 UTC 2018 event picture pic.twitter.com/qeKKqFTysB— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) January 23, 2018
Tue Jan 23 10:07:47 UTC 2018 event picture pic.twitter.com/qeKKqFTysB
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