Jan 23 - A magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting authorities to warn people in the area to move away from the coast in case it causes a tsnuami.
The quake hit 256 km (157 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km at 0931 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
"If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground. Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring," Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said in a warning for Alaska and British Columbia.
Tsunami warnings for parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire U.S. west coast and Hawaii were issued.
"Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Japan's meteorological agency said it was monitoring the situation but did not issue a tsunami alert. (Writing by Robin Pomeroy; editing by John Stonestreet)
8.2 Earthquake ALASKA! Tsunami Warning for Canada Watch for USA Pacific Coast thornews
Published on Jan 23, 2018
Mag. 8 Quake near Kodiak Alaska #Tsunami Warning just issued for Alaska coast and all of the Pacific Coast of Canada. A tsunami watch U.S. Coast.
magnitude 8.2 and depth 12 miles.
God bless everyone,
Published on Feb 6, 2018
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan just before midnight Tuesday local time, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The quake was centered in East China Sea about 21 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien City. Light shaking was felt in the capital of Taipei, about 120 kilometers north of Hualien City, according to reports sent to the USGS.
The USGS estimates a low likelihood of causalities and damage. There is no tsunami warning at this time.