8.2 magnitude earthquake sets off tsunami warning in Alaska
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit up at the Gulf of Alaska on Tuesday when promoting authorities to warn people at the area to move away from coast at a case which causes as tsunami.
The quake was hit 256 km (157 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km at 0931 GMT, the US Geological Survey stated.
“If you are located near to coastal area the move inland to higher ground. Tsunami warnings mean that tsunami will be possible or already occurring,” Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said in a warning for Alaska and British Columbia.
Tsunami warnings at parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast and Hawaii were issued.
Japan’s meteorological agency stated that it was monitoring the situation but did not issue a tsunami alert.