*Holy crap. After a 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska early this morning, there was an onslaught of tsunami alerts from southern Alaska down the western coast of north America that prompted warnings in some low-lying communities for people to seek higher ground.
Thankfully, the massive quake lasted only 90 seconds, and three hours later, a tsunami watch issued early Tuesday for coastal areas from Washington state to California was canceled, according to NBC News.
The peacock network also reports that Tsunami watches were also eventually canceled for the Canadian province of British Columbia and Hawaii, as well as advisories for southern Alaska after 4 a.m. local time (8 a.m. ET), according to the National Weather Service’s National Tsunami Warning Center.
The earliest wave was predicted to have reached Kodiak, ( one of seven communities and the main city on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. Wikipedia) at 1:45 a.m. local time (5:45 a.m. ET), and warning sirens sounded over the town of more than 6,100 people.
But oh my god, something like this really gets you to thinking, yes? “What to do, what to do?”
The experts give advice.
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