Tsunami Warning for Alaska and British Columbia

This alert expired on Oct 28, 2012 5:44 AM UTC
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Alert area: Coastal areas between and including the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka); Langara Island, British Columbia; Langara Island, British Columbia; Sitka, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Craig, Alaska; Craig, Alaska

Posted Oct 28, 2012 5:44 AM UTC

The tsunami Warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.7 (Mw) earthquake / Lat: 52.854, Lon: -131.920 at 2012-10-28T03:04:10Z Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is expected, or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

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