A magnitude 8.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for Alaska on Monday, according to a National Weather Service alert.
The quake was located in the Rat Islands, which are part of the Aleutian Island chain. NWS said the deep quake, 114 kilometers, ruled out a tsunami for much of the Pacific Northwest and the Alaskan coast.
“No tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas in the Pacific, although some other areas may experience small non-destructive sea level changes lasting up to several hours,” the alert states.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake’s location with respect to nearby cities was:
- 24 km (14 mi) SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska
- 1370 km (849 mi) E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
- 1387 km (859 mi) E of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
- 1388 km (860 mi) E of Yelizovo, Russia
- 2957 km (1833 mi) W of Whitehorse, Canada