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30 Nov 2018 | 06:23 PM UTC

US: Tsunami warning remains in effect, second quake hits Anchorage Nov. 30 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Tsunami warning remains in effect for Cook Inlet and Kenai as multiple aftershocks hit Anchorage; flight disruptions reported; further aftershocks and associated damage likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/1/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Anchorage). COUNTRY/REGION Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, Kodiak

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A tsunami warning remains in effect for the Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Friday, November 30. Tsunami activity is predicted for towns along the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island as late as 11:45 (local time).

The earthquake hit near Anchorage around 08:29 (local time) and was followed by a second tremor of magnitude 5.8 at 08:35. As of 09:10, three smaller aftershocks were also reported. Some infrastructure damage was reported and all flights are suspended or diverted at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) until 10:00. The Seward Highway (AK-1) is also reportedly closed until further notice. Further large aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days along with associated infrastructure damage.


Individuals in the abovementioned areas are advised to evacuate coastal and low-lying areas immediately.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows, and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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