Magnitude 7.5 quake off Alaska triggers tsunami alert

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No reports of damage recorded at this time

A tsunami warning was issued after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska, October 19, 2020 (NWS Tsunami Alerts)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A magnitude 7.5 earthquake off the Alaska coast triggered a tsunami warning in the immediate area, but the US and Canadian Pacific coasts were not under any tsunami threat.

The quake about 91 kilometers southeast of Sand Lake, Alaska was recorded at 1:54 p.m. local time. The quake was at a depth of 25 miles.

The tsunami warning was later downgraded to an advisory.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami warning (red area) off Alaska, October 19, 2020 (NOAA)

Sand Lake is about 923 miles from Anchorage and 1,582 miles from Juneau. It is about 2,450 miles from Portland by land.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said, “For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, there is no tsunami threat.”

No reports of damage have been immediately recorded.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.

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