ANCHORAGE (KTUU) 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.
Energy equivalency between today's earthquake and all Lower 48 quakes since 1992. (Correct for typo) pic.twitter.com/O3WVfFDtYu— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) July 18, 2017
And here is another description of the distance of that earthquake from Anchorage.
For my friends and family that see there was an Alaska earthquake. It's as from away from Anchorage as Houston, TX, is from Boston, MA. https://t.co/Nge1LDy4Dz— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) July 17, 2017