UPDATE: As of 10 a.m., the tsunami warning for Seward has been lifted
A tsunami warning has been issued for Seward after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit approximately 12 kilometers north of Anchorage at 8:29 a.m. Friday morning.
A tsunami warning was issued for Seward, then cancelled at about 9 a.m. and reinstated at about 9:20 a.m.
The Tsunami Warning Center initially issued a tsunami warning for all of Cook Inlet due to aftershock, with a second, smaller earthquake at 8:35 a.m. that hit just three kilometers southwest of Anchorage with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The Alaska Earthquake Center’s site was down at the time of the earthquake.
The United States Geological Survey site has up to date information on the initial earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
The National Tsunami Warning Center has released the following:
A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COOK INLET AREA AND SOUTHERN KENAI PENINSULA IN ALASKA – Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.0 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 61.300, Lon: -149.900 at 2018-11-30T17:29:28 UTC Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is expected or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents are possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.
Actions to protect human life and property willvary within tsunami warning areas.If you are in a tsunami warning area: Evacuate inland or to higher ground above and beyond designated tsunami hazard zones or move to an upper floor of a multi-story building depending on your situation.