ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A tsunami warning has issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain after a powerful earthquake was cancelled at around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
CANCELLATION: M7.9 025Mi NW Amchitka, Alaska 1253AKDT Jun 23: Check with local officials for all clear #NTWC— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) June 24, 2014
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-8.0 quake was recorded at 12:53 p.m. local time Monday afternoon. It was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island.
The depth was 71.1 miles.
The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Alaska. It stretches from Nikolski to Attu.
The center also issued a tsunami advisory for coastal areas from Nikolski to Unimak Pass.
The Pacific Tsunami warning center said 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.