World News – US – 7 Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes near Alaska, triggering tsunami warning


By Peter Martinez

Updated on: October 20, 2020 / 1:28 AM
/ CBS News

A 7 A magnitude 5 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula on Monday afternoon, triggering a tsunami warning in the region The warning was downgraded to an advisory within hours, then lifted entirely later Monday after waves about two feet high rolled over the shore in some areas

Some schools on the peninsula were evacuated earlier today, but no damage was reported

The US Geological Survey said the quake happened at 1:54 pm PT about 56 miles southeast of Sand Hill and nearly 600 miles southwest of Anchorage. had a depth of about 25 miles Several large aftershocks were also recorded at magnitudes 58, 57, 52 and 55

Emergency sirens were activated in Alaska and Kodiak’s Emergency Operations Center monitored the situation, CBS affiliate KTVA-TV reported. Homeric town police urged residents in low-lying areas to move to higher terrain while the alert was in place

David Adams, co-director of a bed and breakfast in Sand Point, told The Associated Press that the earthquake « was a very good shaker here » and said that « the structure itself is solid « He also said that all the guests were counted » It just happened all of a sudden « , he added

A resident of Cold Bay, Alaska shared a video of her living room as she and her three children cuddled under a table when the earthquake rocked their home, KTVA-TV said

« We get used to these earthquakes a lot and I have learned to accept that this is what we have to endure when we decide to live between volcanoes and an active plate, the ring of fire », said declared Candace Nielsen the station

Tsunami warning has been downgraded to tsunami warning, but aftershocks continue to hit communities near Sand Point

The National Weather Service of Los Angeles and San Diego said there was no threat of a tsunami on the west coast. A warning was put in place Monday afternoon for the Hawaiian Islands, but there yet, there have been no reports of big waves or damage

First published on October 19, 2020/18: 29

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