Tsunami Warning issued for Gulf Coast after strong quake near Sand Point

Oct 19, 2020

Credit National Weather Service

Tsunami Message Number 1
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
100 PM AKDT Mon Oct 19 2020

AKZ121-171-181-192200-
/O.NEW.PAAQ.TS.W.0022.201019T2100Z-000000T0000Z/
Coastal areas between and including Kennedy Entrance,
Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer) to Unimak Pass, Alaska (80
miles NE of Unalaska)
100 PM AKDT Mon Oct 19 2020

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM KENNEDY ENTRANCE ALASKA, WHICH
IS LOCATED 40 MILES SW OF HOMER, TO UNIMAK PASS ALASKA,
WHICH IS LOCATED 80 MILES NE OF UNALASKA,...

If you are located in this coastal area, move inland
to higher ground.

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.

At 1255 PM Alaska Daylight Time on October 19 an earthquake with
preliminary magnitude 7.4 occurred 55 miles southeast of
Sand Point Alaska.

Estimated tsunami start times for selected sites are;

Sand Point Alaska 155 PM. AKDT. October 19.
Cold Bay Alaska 245 PM. AKDT. October 19.
Kodiak Alaska 250 PM. AKDT. October 19.

The tsunami warning will remain in effect until further notice.
Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information.

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