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USA: Tsunami warning alarms ring throughout Alaska

United States, Kodiak
July 22, 2020 at 10:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Tsunami warning went into effect in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Alaska, as seen in footage from a residential street in the town of Kodiak, Alaska at 00:05 local time (08:05 GMT).

The tsunami warning was sent out after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred 99 kilometers (61 miles) outside Perryville, Alaska, with alarms ringing in 10 Alaskan towns over the course of two hours.

All advisories and warnings related to a magnitude-7.8 earthquake late Tuesday night were dropped on Wednesday morning.

"We've canceled the advisories because it doesn't look like it's becoming a large wave," said national Tsunami Warning Center Director Dr. James Gridley. "We are monitoring everything within the warning area to determine exactly what we should do in our next message."

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A Tsunami warning went into effect in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Alaska, as seen in footage from a residential street in the town of Kodiak, Alaska at 00:05 local time (08:05 GMT).

The tsunami warning was sent out after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred 99 kilometers (61 miles) outside Perryville, Alaska, with alarms ringing in 10 Alaskan towns over the course of two hours.

All advisories and warnings related to a magnitude-7.8 earthquake late Tuesday night were dropped on Wednesday morning.

"We've canceled the advisories because it doesn't look like it's becoming a large wave," said national Tsunami Warning Center Director Dr. James Gridley. "We are monitoring everything within the warning area to determine exactly what we should do in our next message."

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