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19 Oct 2020 | 10:32 PM UTC

US: Tsunami warning lifted following 7.5-magnitude earthquake off Sand Point (Alaska) October 19 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Tsunami warning lifted following 7.5-magnitude earthquake southeast of Sand Point (Alaska) on October 19; monitor for developments and remain vigilant

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/21/2020, 11:59 PM (US/Alaska). COUNTRY/REGION Alaska, Sand Point, Alaska

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Event

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has stated that the tsunami threat has now passed for a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck 94 km (58 miles) southeast of Sand Point, Alaska on Monday, October 19, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake struck at 12:54 (local time) at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). Several aftershocks were reported by the USGS, ranging between 3.6 and 5.9-magnitude. There have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Further aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

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), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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