by Alaska Public Media | Jul 22, 2020 | Local News
Following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake Tuesday night south of Chignik, the National Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for coastal Alaska from Kennedy Entrance, 40 miles southwest of Homer, to Unimak Pass, 80 miles northeast of Unalaska. Coastal areas of Southeast Alaska were not included in the warning.
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake located approximately 30 miles southwest of Palmer at 8:28 am this morning (Friday, November 30, 2018) prompted authorities to issue a Tsunami Warning for the coastal areas of Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula. The warning was CANCELLED as of 10:00 am. Coastal Southeast Alaska was not included in the tsunami warning area.
When the Sitka Assembly met Tuesday night, many were still yawning from an early morning 7.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning. Fire Chief Dave Miller gave a rundown of evacuation procedures.