Alaska Earthquake: Tsunami Warning In Alaska Cancelled

By on Jun 24, 2011 in Events, Natural Disasters, North America, World Comments

A tsunami warning for certain coastal areas in Alaska was posted by the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC) after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Alaska on Thursday, June 23, 2011, as reported by several news sites.

However, after an hour of the said event, the tsunami warning which covered an area from 80 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor to about 125 miles west of Adak was cancelled by the WCATWC.

According to WCATWC‘s website, there is no destructive tsunami that has been recorded, thus, there is no tsunami danger that exists along the coast of the U.S. west coast states, Alaska, and British Columbia.

Reports said that residents of small coastal towns climbed to a higher ground when the officials issued the tsunami warning on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the residents are now calm after the cancellation of the tsunami warning. No damage has been reported in relation to the said earthquake that lasted about 20 seconds, according to reports.

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