UPDATED: Tsunami warnings CANCELED after 7.9 earthquake southeast of Kodiak, Alaska

Posted at 5:53 am on January 23, 2018 by Greg P.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated: All tsunami watches and warnings canceled. 


Breaking news out of Alaska where a reported magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck 175 miles southeast of Kodiak:

Update: Earthquake revised to 7.9:

The quake generated tsunami warnings and watches all down the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.:

From the National Weather Service:


The Kodiak Police Department is telling anyone who calls to “get to higher ground” and that “lives are at stake”:

And the sirens are going off in the city:


Keep in mind these things are hard to predict and it’s still early:

The first tsunami waves (size not yet forecast) are predicted to hit Washington state at around 5 a.m. PST, 8 a.m EST:

And for Alaska:


We’ll keep you posted.

Update. Latest from Kodiak PD:

Update 2.

Update 3. The warning has been downgraded to an advisory:

Update 4: “Tsunami watches and warnings for the west coast have been canceled”:

Although dangerous conditions remain:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated.