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All Clear for Tsunami Threat

23 Jan 2018, 7:27 am

Early Tuesday morning, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska southeast of Kodiak, AK.

The earthquake prompted Tsunami Warnings to be issued for the coastal areas of Alaska and Tsunami Watches across the West Coast.


Due to the earthquake happening on a slip fault, the water near the earthquake wasn’t displaced too much. This then led to the cancellation of the Tsunami Watches for the West Coast and Florida. Alaska was downgraded to an Advisory and then cancelled completely.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych