An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 struck off the coast of Alaska early Wednesday morning.
The earthquake was centered 60 miles, or 98 kilometers, south-southeast, of Perryville, Alaska, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake is considered shallow at about six miles, or 10 kilometers, deep.
The Alaska Earthquake Centre posted on Twitter:
Estimated Tsunami Arrival times from the Tsunami Warning Center following M7.8 Earthquake in Southern Alaska.
The homer spit is being evacuated. There’s been a massive earthquake to the south and the tsunami sirens are blaring. Cars are streaming up Skyline, one after the other outside my window.
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