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Anchorage Office of Emergency Management
Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 :: 03:17 a.m. AKST

Advisory

Tsunami Advisory until 04:12AM

...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM HINCHINBROOK ENTRANCE ALASKA, WHICH IS LOCATED 90 MILES E OF SEWARD, TO CHIGNIK BAY ALASKA... If you are located in this coastal area, move off the beach and out of harbors and marinas. Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is expected or is already occurring. Areas in the advisory should not expect widespread inundation. Tsunamis are a series of waves dangerous many hours after initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest. At 1232 AM Alaska Standard Time on January 23 an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 7.9 occurred 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City Alaska. Estimated tsunami start times for selected sites are; Homer Alaska 250 AM. AKST. January 23. The tsunami advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information.

* AFFECTED AREAS: KODIAK ISLAND ... WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA ... WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

Address/Location
Anchorage Office of Emergency Management
1305 E St
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-343-1401

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Tsunami Advisory

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