Massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Alaska sparking tsunami warning as residents are told: ‘You are in danger’
A colossal 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Alaska on Monday, causing a tsunami warning.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that a earthquake struck 55 miles southeast of Sand Point at 4.55pm.
Just eight minutes later, the National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning in the Aleutians Islands, telling residents ‘you are in danger.’
‘A series of powerful waves and strong currents may impact coasts near you,’ the alert said.
The warning was issued for the cities of Sand Point, Cold Bay and Kodiak, all of which are sparsely populated.
The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning on Monday evening near the Alaska’s Aleutians Islands
Before the tsunami warning, officials recorded a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on the southeast coast of Alaska
‘A series of powerful waves and strong currents may impact coasts near you,’ the alert from the National Weather Service said
Pictured: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed tsunami warning areas along the coast of Alaska after an earthquake struck on Monday