Tsunami warning after 7.8 earthquake forces evacuation of coastal Alaskans, but no ‘massive wave’ expected

A 7.8 earthquake Tuesday night prompted a tsunami warning Tuesday night, and coastal Alaska residents woke to the sounds of sirens and phone warnings.

Many Alaskans quickly left home, moving to higher ground.

The earthquake was 75 miles south of Chignik, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake happened at 10:13 p.m. The National Tsunami Warning Center predicts that Sand Point, Cold Bay and Kodiak could see waves within hours.

Sand Point reported only a “very small” wave, just after 11 p.m.

By about 11:50 p.m., the tsunami advisory was cancelled for coastal areas east and west of the tsunami warning areas.

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