Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning after tremendous tremor of 7.8 m off the coast
- The flat quake hit Wednesday at 6:12 p.m. and triggered a tsunami warning
- It hit about 500 miles southwest of Anchorage and 60 miles south of Perryville
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan coast has created a tsunami risk for the area.
The flat, six-mile-wide quake started on Wednesday at 6:12 p.m. GMT or on Wednesday at 11:25 p.m. PST.
It was felt as far as Anchorage, 500 miles away, and hit about 60 miles southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, according to the US Geological Survey.
A distance of 200 miles around the quake's epicenter was monitored for a tsunami – a large water wave triggered by the dramatic shift in tectonic plates during an earthquake.
More will follow.