Tsunami Warning in effect for BC & Alaska

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
UPDATE: TSUNAMI WARNING & WATCH CANCELLED.

There is a Tsunami Warning in effect for:
  • Central Coast - coastal sections  
  • Central Coast - inland sections
  • Greater Victoria
  • Haida Gwaii  
  • Inland Vancouver Island  
  • North Coast - coastal sections  
  • North Coast - inland sections  
  • North Vancouver Island  
  • West Vancouver Island

A tsunami warning has been issued. If you are in a coastal area that is at risk, you should move to high ground now and heed further instruction from local authorities. A tsunami is a series of waves. The first wave may not be the largest.
Tsunami Warning in Effect for;
BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii.

SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border  to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat)

SOUTH ALASKA AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA, Pacific coasts from Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) to Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska)

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska) to Attu, Alaska including the Pribilof Islands

Tsunami Watch in Effect for;
CALIFORNIA, The coast from The Cal./Mexico Border  to The Oregon/Cal. Border  including San Francisco Bay.

OREGON, The coast from The Oregon/Cal. Border  to The Oregon/Wash. Border  including the Columbia River estuary coast.

WASHINGTON, Outer coast from the Oregon/Washington border to Slip Point, Columbia River estuary coast, and the Juan de Fuca Strait coast.

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska followed by 7.0.



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