Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 : tsunami warnings lifted in Alaska and on the West coast of Canada

News 23 January, 2018
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    WASHINGTON | u.s. authorities have lifted on Tuesday at dawn, the tsunami alerts triggered for Alaska, and a part of the west coast-canadian after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9, recorded earlier off of this american State.

    A warning to the tsunami, the highest degree low warning, “remains in force” to the south of the Alaska peninsula and Alaska, but “there was no tsunami warning for the rest of the Pacific coast of North America,” has written on his site the and the central american tsunami monitoring at 7: 40 a.m. (Montreal time).

    The earthquake occurred at 4: 31 (Montreal time) up to ten kilometres deep in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 km south-east of the town of Kodiak, according to the service seismological u.s. (USGS), which has revised downward the magnitude of an earthquake after having initially estimated at 8.2.