After the recent earthquake Alaska faces a new threat - tsunami
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- Earthquakes and tsunami again threaten Alaska. This Thursday evening there had occurred an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 points in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.
As announced, scientists, these tremors won’t lead to the formation of a tsunami. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the Thursday evening quake was felt through the central Aleutians and as far east as Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.
The warning of Tsunami covered such coastal areas as an area from 80 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor to about 125 miles west of Adak. The Center raised the alarm and the tsunami disaster, but canceled the warning about an hour after the quake.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 40 km. Quake of magnitude 7.4 was a double one, after about half a minute at the same depth was recorded another tremor.
At the moment no immediate information about victims or damage is available. It is known that the tremors were felt clearly by citizens of the largest American cities in the state of Alaska - Anchorage.
In Dutch Harbor, as longshoreman Jim Paulin reports, the alarming sounds of sirens caused hundreds of people to climb up a nearby hill.
Residents of the northern state hope that the forecasts are correct, and the earlier tsunami alarm is groundless.