Friday, November 30, 2018

Tsunami risk being evaluated as 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Anchorage

No Risk for British Columbia from today's quake in Anchorage, Alaska

See updates below:

There has been a large earthquake north of Anchorage Alaska, with 7.0 magnitude seismic event striking the Alaskan city at 9:29 BC time  this morning.

Original recordings had listed the quake as a 7.2 event, but it was subsequently downgraded.

The event was located 10 kilometres North of Anchorage, with a depth of 38.5 kilometres.

Some background on the event can be found here.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued an advisory for tsunami activity for a number of Alaskan cities and towns so far, while the risk to points south including British Columbia are still be assessed by officials.

So far there have been no additional warnings issued, we shall update this item should that situation change.

The City of Prince Rupert issued a notification through its mobile app program at 10:07 advising of the earthquake and noting that Emergency Management BC has not issued any warning related to the event at this time, adding that the City is monitoring the situation.

The City also posted updates to their website and Facebook page

Television station KTVA  is streaming live through their Facebook page providing the latest details from Anchorage following today's quake.

At just before 11 AM BC Time, the Tsunami Warning Centre cancelled its original Tsunami Warning

For more items of note related to seismic events see our archive page here.

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