Massive 7.9 earthquake triggers Tsunami warning of the coast of Alaska
By: Sandy Thompkins, Xiro Xone News January 23, 2018 Updated: 8:14 PM PT
The coast of Alaska was hit by a massive 7.9 earthquake triggering a Tsunami warning Tuesday.
local time the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake occurred around 1 AM about 175 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska.
Kodiak police ask residents to move to higher ground for safety.
The USGS also said that the earlier estimate of the quake's magnitude was around 8.2, but later changed the number.
Warnings were also sent that warned the tsunami may hit the state and the western Canadian province of British Columbia.
The tsunami warnings were later lifted for coastal areas of South Alaska including Guam, Hawaii, Mexico, Midway Islands and the Northern Marianas.