Tsunami scare Tuesday brief but harmless
January 25, 2018
Wrangell residents were among those in communities ringing the Gulf of Alaska who were alerted to a tsunami warning just after midnight Tuesday, following reports of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake occurring 175 miles offshore from Kodiak city.
Issued at 12:35 a.m. local time, the Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer had forecast tsunami activity after registering the quake, which had occurred at a depth of 12 miles. Part of the National Weather Service, the center projected the rippling effect to first reach Kodiak at around 1:45 a.m., followed by Seward and Elfin Cove 10 minutes later and Sitka a...