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.
The recent earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska (1-23-18) generated both stories of success and lessons learned in Sitka, which evacuated along with several coastal communities in preparation for a possible tsunami.
City staff mobilized in response to Sitka's tsunami warning early Tuesday morning (01-23-18), after an earthquake rocked the Gulf of Alaska. City staff talk about best practices and how citizens can prepare in the future.