7.5 Magnitude Alaskan Earthquake Triggers Small Tsunami
Updated 10/19/20: CNN published a report offering the latest on a powerful aftershock stemming from a July earthquake that struck near the Alaskan coast. No major damage has been reported at this time.
July 22, 2020
Source: The Weather Channel
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
At a Glance
- The earthquake was rated 7.8 magnitude.
- There were no reports of injuries or major damage.
Warning sirens blared and residents fled to higher ground after an earthquake in Alaska prompted tsunami warnings Tuesday night.
The 7.8 magnitude quake was centered about 65 miles south of Perryville on the Alaska Peninsula, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of injuries or major damage, but the shaking prompted tsunami warning for coastal areas including Sand Point, Unalaska, Kodiak, Cold Bay, Seward, Valdez, Cordova and Homer.
“There is a tsunami warning!!! Get to the high school ASAP … This is not a drill,” the Sand Point Department of Public Safety warned in a Facebook post.
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