The National Weather Service’s Tsunami Warning Center has dropped the Tsunami Watch that had been issued for Hawaii after a strong 8.2 earthquake rocked the coast of Alaska. The Tsunami Warning Center also says there is no threat of a destructive tsunami to the U.S. West Coast at this time.
The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu in Hawaii issued an update on the tsunami situation. “Based on all available data, the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed. Readings from deep ocean gauges verify that a significant tsunami is not expected for the coastal areas covered by this message. However, some coasts located closer to the earthquake that are covered by the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center are still under a Tsunami Warning,” they said in an update.
For now, the Tsunami Warning remains in effect for:
- SOUTH ALASKA AND THE ALASKA PENINSULA, Pacific coasts from Hinchinbrook Entrance, Alaska (90 miles E of Seward) to Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska)
- ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska) to Samalga Pass, Alaska (30 miles SW of Nikolski)