Tsunami Advisory Expires for Aleutians and Pribilofs

Published: Jul. 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM AKDT
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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has called a Tsunami Advisory for parts of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.

According to the announcement, areas around Shemya, Adak and St. Paul could see tsunami activity starting at the following times.

Shemya: 4:15 PM AKDT

Adak: 5:20 PM AKDT

St. Paul 6:30 PM AKDT

As of 7:00 p.m. Monday night all threats of a tsunami have passed. According to NOAA minor sea level fluctuations may occur in some coastal areas near the earthquake over the next few hours.

During an active tsunami alert,, move out of the water, off the beach and away from harbors, breakwaters, bays and inlets.

Here is some perspective on the magnitude of the earthquake from Brian Brettschneider a PhD Climatologist working at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

And here is another description of the distance of that earthquake from Anchorage.