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The earthquake hit at 5.29pm GMT (8.29am local time) with the epicentre recorded just 12km north of Anchorage. A tsunami warning is in place for large parts of southern Alaska, including coastal areas around the Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula. Those in at-risk areas are urged to evacuate further inland or to higher ground if possible and be prepared to follow instructions from emergency services.
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.
WEHW42 PHEB 301739
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
739 AM HST FRI NOV 30 2018
TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0729 AM HST 30 NOV 2018
COORDINATES - 61.3 NORTH 149.9 WEST
LOCATION - SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAGNITUDE - 7.0 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
F-E Region: Southern Alaska
Mw Beach Ball
Time: 2018-11-30 17:29:27.0 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0 (Mw)
Epicenter: 150.07°W 61.44°N Geohack coords
Depth: 35 km
Status: M - manually revised
WEAK51 PAAQ 301805
Public Tsunami Message Number 2
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
905 AM AKST Fri Nov 30 2018
* Revised magnitude
...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
Tsunami Warning in Effect for;
* COASTAL AREAS OF COOK INLET AND SOUTHERN KENAI PENINSULA IN
For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America,
the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated. Further
information will be provided in supplementary messages.
originally posted by: carewemust
The news media keeps pushing the magnitude number higher...just like they do with Hurricanes.
7.0Mag 0.04 Err 61 Stations US 4 Source