Tsunami alert for U.S. west coast after 8.2-magnitude natural disaster off Alaska

Elias Hubbard
January 23, 2018

The warning was issued after an quake with a magnitude of 8.2 hit 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City, Alaska.

An 8.2-magnitude quake has been detected about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, in the Gulf of Alaska, according to preliminary figures from the United States Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Parts of Canada's British Columbia also face a tsunami risk.

"If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground".

If tsunami waves impact the state, the estimated earliest arrival is 4:26 a.m. today.

The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that "widespread hazardous tsunami waves were possible".

The quake comes just hours after a 6.1-magnitude natural disaster struck off the coast of Java, Indonesia, sending people in the capital running into the streets.

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