Tsunami warning issued in Alaska after quake

Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 17:57:12-05

Tsunami warning

A tsunami warning is in effect for coastal areas of Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska after an earthquake Friday, according to a bulletin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The National Weather Service and the US Geological Survey are reporting that the quake has a magnitude of 7.0.

CNN affiliate KTUU was knocked off the air due to the earthquake. News director Tracy Sabo tells CNN the station has had reports of items falling off shelves.

The alert said that “for other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated. Further information will be provided in supplementary messages.”

The National Weather Service is reporting the quake happened near Anchorage.

KTUU states that several reports of damage have been made around Anchorage and the surrounding area, including possible damage to highways and roads.

There are also reports of several power outages as a result of the earthquake.