CNN: 7.5-magnitude earthquake on 5th January (Saturday morning) struck off the coast of Alaska leading a Tsunami warning issued, which can affect British Columbia, Southern Alaska and Canada, officials said. Tsunami may be a big disaster for these countries and regions.
Whereas the initial report of damages is concerned, it is not yet gotten. West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is taking it as a Tsunami warning with a significant widespread inundation may be expected.
The strong earthquake struck on 5th January, 2013 at almost mid night i.e. 3:58 a.m. ET off the coast of Alaska, which is about 63 miles west of Craig. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it is a town on Prince of Wales Island, which is 208 miles south of the capital of Juneau. USGS downgraded the size of temblor from 7.7 to 7.5. It is also an achievement for the department to prevent from the major loss.
The Tsunami warning was issued not only for the coastal areas of British Columbia, but also the some others area (from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Suckling, Alaska, 75 miles southeast of Cordova and British Columbia) are not secured. According to a warning released by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the above mentioned areas are come under the Tsunami warning.
Keeping in view the precautionary measures, a Tsunami watch was in effect for some areas from British Columbia to Washington British Columbia Border. Tsunami warning center also revealed that it is a ‘no destructive threat’ to the areas of Hawaii. They issued Tsunami warning for the coastal areas, which can experience strong currents and larger waves due to earthquakes.