And because of that, the Pacific Plate actually goes underneath the North American Plate, where it melts,” Caruso said, noting that’s why there are volcanoes in the region. Associated Press journalists Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones in Honolulu and Mark Thiessen in Anchorage contributed to this report. On Monday, a tsunami warning was issued for southern Alaska after a major earthquake and large aftershock hit near the Alaskan Peninsula. Officials: Nov. 3 election was most secure in US history. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Locals report that the sea swell and swept away parked cars and motorcycles. Her coworker didn’t feel the quake at all, she said. “There will be a tsunami warning by the Civil Protection,” Efthimios Lekkas, head of the Greek Earthquake Planning & Protection agency told Skai TV. According to a USGS "Did You Feel It?" 3 dead, 2 missing in flooding at NC campsite, Rep. Young, oldest member of the House, has COVID-19. Residents are currently being warned to stay away from local beaches. The size of the quake was originally reported to have been a magnitude of 7.4, but has been revised to a 7.5, said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. “This is an area where the Pacific Plate is subducting underneath the North American Plate. Raynelle Gardner, a secretary at Sand Point School in the Aleutians East Borough School District, said things are hectic because “this is an evacuation point.”. “Our truck was swaying big time.” He didn’t take any photos or video: “It just kind of happened of all of a sudden.”. The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska to Unimak Pass, Alaska. The earthquake was originally deemed a 4.9 on the Richter scale but was soon after downgraded to 4.6. A warning of possible tsunamis and seismic sea waves was also issued for those dwelling in coastal areas. The Alaska Earthquake Center said a magnitude 5.2 aftershock was reported 11 minutes later, centered roughly in the same area. Public safety officials in King Cove sent out an alert urging residents in the coastal area to move inland to higher ground. An initial earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude occurred around Sand Point, Alaska, a city on one of the Shumagin Islands, just before 1 p.m. local time. Police in Homer, Alaska, asked anyone in the potential flooding zone to move to higher ground immediately in fear of a potential tsunami. Two Moderate Earthquakes Hit California - No Deaths, 6 Tips on How To Prepare, Survive Hurricane Season, VF Corp Won't 'Disrupt' Supreme After Acquisition, Tesla No. Unalaska officials sent out a message saying the city is just outside the warning zone and they aren’t ordering evacuations right now. There were no…, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/84.0.4147.89 Safari/537.36, 7.5 magnitude Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami advisory. What’s next for the Trump-Fox relationship? “It was a pretty good shaker here,” said David Adams, co-manager of Marine View Bed and Breakfast in Sand Point. No reports of injuries have been reported. Both natural disasters resulted in minimal damage and no injuries. Still, nothing fell to the ground and she suffered no damage because she earthquake-proofed her stores by installing 2-inch (5-cm) risers around the outside of her selves. A tsunami warning was issued following a moderate earthquake in the Santa Barbara, Calif., area early Wednesday morning. A tsunami related to a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the Santa Barbara Channel lifted the ship and dumped it half a mile up Refugio Canyon. The tsunami warning was issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center, following an earthquake off Sand Point, Alaska. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. JUNEAU, Alaska — A reported 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula on Monday prompted tsunami warnings for a vast swath of communities, leading some schools to evacuate and send students to higher ground. Unalaska public safety officials earlier Monday had sent out a release saying they would be conducting tests of the community’s tsunami warning sirens. “We’re doing OK.” He said all guests were accounted for and “the structure itself is sound.”, “You could see the water kind of shaking and shimmering during the quake,” he said. Rita Tungul, front desk assistant at the Grand Aleutian Hotel in Unalaska, said she felt some shaking but it wasn’t strong. Your official U.S. government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, tsunami hazards, and information about seismology.