World Bulletin / News Desk
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings.
Tsunami warnings were issued for Alaska and the west coast of Canada, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.
Less-ominous tsunami watches were issued for the US west coast -- the entire coasts of California and Oregon and part of Washington state.
In Alaska, authorities urged coast dwellers to seek safety.
"If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground," the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said.
"Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring. Tsunamis are a series of waves dangerous many hours after initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest."Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ocak 2018, 13:52