Monday, October 19, 2020

UPDATE: No Local Tsunami Impact from Alaska Quake

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 3:13 PM


There is no tsunami threat to the West Coast.

The Eureka office of the National Weather Service is awaiting word from the National Tsunami Warning Center about any potential tsunami warnings, watches or advisories for local areas after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska.

“We are awaiting updated information from the National Tsunami Warning Center for any *possible* tsunami impacts to the US West Coast,” its Facebook post states. “No tsunami warnings, watches, or advisories are in effect yet, but stay tuned.”

There is a tsunami warning for the Alaska Archipelago.

The NWS states it will continue to post updates.

Edit 10/19 2:55 PM: We are still waiting for more information. The National Tsunami Warning Center is evaluating the...

Posted by US National Weather Service Eureka California on Monday, October 19, 2020
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