Latest: Tsunami warning cancelled after Alaska rocked by 8.2 magnitude earthquake

Tsunami warning cancelled after Alaska rocked by 8.2 magnitude earthquake

Update 1.58pm: The tsunami warning for the US west coast triggered by the Alaska quake has been cancelled. An advisory remains in effect for parts of the state.

Watches have been cancelled in British Columbia in Canada, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii.

The strong earthquake hit at 12:32am local time and was recorded about 175 miles south east of Kodiak Island.

Warnings from the National Weather Service sent to mobile phones in Alaska warned: "Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland."

Kodiak officials warned residents to evacuate if they lived in low-lying areas.

- Digital Desk

Earlier 10.16am: Tsunami warning after Alaska is rocked by 8.2 magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island has prompted a tsunami warning for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the US West Coast was under a watch.

The strong earthquake was recorded about 175 miles south east of Kodiak Island early on Tuesday morning.

Warnings from the US National Weather Service sent to mobile phones in Alaska warned: "Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland."

Kodiak officials warned residents to evacuate if they lived in low-lying areas. People reported on social media that the quake was felt hundreds of miles away, in Anchorage.

- PA

KEYWORDS: Tsunami, Alaska

 

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