'This is not a drill' Kodiak police urge residents after earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 07:15AM
Video shows sirens going off and light fixtures shaking during an earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning in parts of Alaska and Canada. Update: The California coast no longer has a tsunami watch, and Alaska's warning is now an advisory.


A 7.9 magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday morning, prompting a tsunami warning in parts of Alaska and Canada.

"This is not a drill," the Kodiak Police Department warned in a video, urging residents to get at least 100 feet above sea level.

A tsunami watch had also been issued along the West Coast the United States as well as for Hawaii, but it was canceled for the California coast.

Update: The warning for Alaska has been downgraded to an advisory.
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