A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in the North Pacific Ocean Monday afternoon, triggering a tsunami warning along the Alaska Peninsula Coast.
The earthquake struck about 62 miles southeast of Sand Point at 12:54 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The area is about 575 miles southwest of Anchorage.
The earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for areas along the Alaska Peninsula coastline, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center.
A #tsunami warning is in effect for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula due to a 7.4 magnitude #earthquake. No warnings in effect for anywhere else at this time.https://t.co/8Ly36T5cYX
— NWS PTWC (@NWS_PTWC) October 19, 2020
The warning extended from Kennedy Entrance, 40 miles southwest of Homer, to Unimak Pass, 80 miles northeast of Unalaska.
Please go to https://t.co/nbvKXs5FJk for updated information on the tsunami warnings. https://t.co/EUQr5nB9I5
— Alaska Earthquake Center (@AKearthquake) October 19, 2020
There were no immediate reports of damage.
Tsunami sirens were reported going off at Kodiak around 1:30 p.m.
WATCH: Tsunami sirens wail in parts of Alaska after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake; evacuations underway pic.twitter.com/32eoOSfLBF
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 19, 2020
King Cove city administrator Gary Hennigh said the quake was felt in the Alaska Peninsula community but everything seemed to be intact.
“Residents and cannery workers are evacuating to higher ground until we know more about the tsunami warning,” Hennigh said.
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