BREAKING NEWS: 7.1 earthquake strikes south west of Alaska, threatening devastating tsunami
A huge earthquake hit just south west of Alaska this morning, threatening a devastating tsunami. People living in coastal areas have been told to leave their homes immediately and flee inland to higher ground after the 7.1 magnitude quake struck close to the Aleutian Islands, 1,031 miles away from Anchorage.
Widespread damage is feared across the West Coast – from British Columbia, Canada, to Washington – as towns brace themselves for the oncoming waves. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the warning, stating that residents should flee their homes immediately.
‘Those feeling the earth shake, seeing unusual wave action, or the water level rising or receding may have only a few minutes before the tsunami arrival and should move immediately.
‘Homes and small buildings are not designed to withstand tsunami impacts. Do not stay in these structures,’ the warning read. source – Daily Mail UK