Earthquake & Tsunami In Alaska 23 JAnuary
A tsunami warning was lifted hours after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska in the US.
The quake hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 local time (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.
Tsunami In Alaska Evacuation in Process 23 January 2018
The US National Weather Service (NWS) said tsunami waves of less than 1ft (0.3m) had been confirmed.
A lower-level advisory briefly remained in effect for south Alaska and the peninsula, before being lifted.
Waves between 0.4ft and 0.7ft had been recorded in Kodiak, Seward, Old Harbor, Sitka and Yakutat, the NWS said.
It said that tsunami waves of less than 1ft were expected in the town of Homer.
The latest advisory would be the last handed out, the service said – but still advised residents not to return to “hazard zones until local emergency officials indicate it is safe to do so”.
Residents had earlier been told to seek high ground as sirens in several towns blared at around 01:00 on Tuesday. Four hours later, the all-clear was given.