"The Whole Town Is Evacuating" - Tsunami Headed For Alaska After 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watches across several Western states through British Columbia all the way down to San Diego...

Earthquake watches are also in effect for Hawaii

“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.

The earthquake struck about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, shortly after midnight in Alaska local time, according to preliminary figures from the United States Geological Survey. The quake had a depth of about 6 miles, according to USGS. That depth, meteorologists pointed out, is relatively shallow, raising the risk of dangerous tsunamis in Alaska.


In Kodiak, first responders drove through the streets warning residents to "evacuate immediately"...

Tsunami waves move surprisingly quickly, one meteorologist said, point to the following graphic.

The U.S. Geologic Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 7.9, while the National Weather Service put the final magnitude at 8.2.


In its warnings, USGS stated: "If you are in a tsunami warning area: Evacuate inland or to higher ground above and beyond designated tsunami hazard zones or move to an upper floor of a multi-story building depending on your situation.

"If you are in a tsunami watch area: Prepare to take action and stay alert for further information."

"If you’re on the beach and the tide suddenly goes out, head inland immediately."

Nathaniel Moore was on a boat docked in Kodiak when he felt the ground "shake really good for a minute." He said the fishing vessel's crew got off the boat after the earthquake to head for higher ground amid the tsunami warning.

"The whole town is evacuating," he told CNN  early Tuesday.

Heather Rand, who was in Anchorage, Alaska, told CNN that the earthquake "was a slow roller, so it was felt for at least a minute before the real rolling started. Nothing fell off the walls and I didn't have to wake my kiddo."

She said it felt like the longest earthquake she had ever experienced.

"It was a very long, slow build up. Creepy, more than anything. Definitely the longest, and I was born here," Rand said. She reported no damage besides cracks in the drywall.

Waves should be reaching the Alaska shoreline in an hour or so, meteorologists said.


Laowei Gweilo Occident Mortal Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:37 Permalink

Vancouver metro area never had a Warning or Alert from either the US National Tsunami Center, Environment Canada, and Environment BC....

(So I'm not sure where that source is from...)


And since, both Canada sources removed all Warnings and only left a few Wind Alerts for a few coastal areas.

Kodiak, Alaska PD has also lowered their warning to an alert after sea levels rose three feet.

So it's probably gonna be okay.


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CrazyCooter BeansMcGreens Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:49 Permalink

The mountains in Lituya bay are fairly unstable and tend to fall apart more or less. Have a 2018 calendar on my wall with a picture of a landslide from 2012 that covered up a lot of glacier. One of the largest landslides ever recorded in North America.


That tsunami you linked was a landslide that dumped a huge volume of material into the bay there, which is some what restricted, thus the extreme height. If the same thing were to happen on a wide open stretch of ocean facing beach, it would be a very different story.

Anyway, I happen to be up (couldn't sleep). Felt nothing. No sirens. And per the chart posted (UTC time), it looks to be past me already (3 hours away per the chart).



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Ms No CrazyCooter Tue, 01/23/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

This is a great tool to watch for when 700 miles of the Juan De Fuca goes and makes all the rest of these quakes look like a picnic.  The Japanese watched theirs right up to the Japan quake as well and it was perfectly predictive.  When these slow slip tremors completely stop for too long it's coming.  I watched a college geology video on the history of the quakes up there recently and apparently the last three times the JDF went they were 300 years apart.  Before that it was 700.  So we have major activity all over and it's due.  So if I lived out there I would take interest in this.  Hopefully it never happens because not only would it be an unimaginable catastrophe for the NW and all around the Pacific but those North Face liberals will flood out from northern California all the way to Vancouver BC.


P.S. That is the dumbest area to live.  The only one worse is in Indonesia. 

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VIS MAIOR 07564111 Tue, 01/23/2018 - 07:28 Permalink

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BarkingCat house biscuit Tue, 01/23/2018 - 08:49 Permalink

You lack the ability to think logically. Is there was such a thing as this Hebrew God that you claim that exists, then this being enjoys killing people amass just based upon what is written in the bible.


If you want this magical creature to save you and others from some natural disaster,  and this magical creature is all powerful then why didn't he simply prevent the natural disaster.

You fail simple logic. Even children eventually figure out that Santa Claus isn't real.


Although, I don't know why I even bother trying to use logical with someone who is clearly unable of logical thought. For me to continue, would be illegal. 

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Abaco BarkingCat Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:40 Permalink

You clearly can't think logically though you are deluded into believing you have superior reasoning skills.

Let's just consider your first paragraph. You do not present a syllogism.  You present a conditional statement (IF the Hebrew exists) and a conclusion (this being enjoys killing people amass). That is as rational as saying if there is such a being as a dog then that dog killed my sheep. Nothing remotely resembling logic, reason, or even lucid curiosity.

Idiot that you are you couldn't even correctly string an argument together. It is obvious, though what argument your dystrophic ganglia was attempting to construct.  Something like this: The Hebrew God is purported to be Omnipotent AND he ordered a lot of killing therefore he enjoys killing. That of course isn't a logical conclusion. You have attached a descriptor (enjoyment) to an act (ordering killing) based upon the assertion that enjoyment of killing is the only possible motive for doing so. Generals order killing  in war time and some, such as Ghengis Khan, enjoy it.  Others, such as Eisenhower, do not.  One can exterminate the cockroaches, such as yourself, that might infest one's home without taking pleasure in the killing. No doubt you still don't see why your conclusion doesn't follow from your question - or that no conclusion can ever follow a question if you are going to stick to logic.

Ignorance is tolerable.  Arrogance coupled with ignorance is insufferable. Please take your puffed up arrogance and your enthusiastic ignorance and kindly fuck off.

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