Tsunami warning issued for parts of Alaska after earthquake at sea; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/ABC/status/481185592177225728

A large earthquake has been reported off the coast of Alaska. The magnitude of the quake is being reported as 8.0 and has prompted tsunami alerts for certain coastal regions including the Aleutian Islands:

Major earthquake,
RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS,
Jun-23 20:53 UTC,
on.doi.gov/1izY5i4— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) June 23, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/Clayton_Sandell/status/481184825491984384
http://twitter.com/#!/lisamurkowski/status/481185614873001984
http://twitter.com/#!/vplus/status/481191561129361408

The quake reportedly took place in deep water so the tsunami threat is localized:

http://twitter.com/#!/severestudios/status/481187259778347008
http://twitter.com/#!/BMacTV/status/481189425099988993

Twitchy will update this story as any new information becomes available.

Update:

Fortunately it doesn’t sound like there will be any major tsunami damage whatsoever:

http://twitter.com/#!/wxbrad/status/481195675925770240

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/23/tsunami-warning-issued-for-parts-of-alaska-after-high-magnitude-earthquake-at-sea/

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