Alaska tsunami warning downgraded to advisory - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Alaska tsunami warning downgraded to advisory

Posted: Updated:

Authorities have downgraded the tsunami warning that was issued for parts of Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a magnitude-8.0 earthquake.

Monday's quake generated small tsunamis, with waves of less than 7 inches, prompting the National Tsunami Warning Center to downgrade the warning to an advisory.

Small waves are still expected along parts of the Aleutian Islands stretching from Unimak Pass to Attu, and officials advised people to stay off the beaches.

The earthquake recorded at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island or 25 miles north Amchitka Island, an area prone to earthquakes located about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage.

There were several strong aftershocks, but no immediate reports of damage.

The largest city near the epicenter is Adak, which has about 300 residents.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:51:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.>>
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.>>
  • 10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-11-27 07:35:08 GMT
    Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com. Yes, they all need some work and some need a lot more than others, but when your mortgage payment is around the $200/month range there's at least something to stay positive about.>>
  • Dozens of buildings burned in Washington wildfire

    Dozens of buildings burned in Washington wildfire

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:08:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The wind-driven fire in north central Washington destroyed as many as 100 buildings - most of them homes - according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Rogers gave that update Friday morning in his update on the status of the Carlton Complex Fire burning around the communities of Pateros, Twisp and Brewster.>>
    KHQ.COM - The wind-driven fire in north central Washington destroyed as many as 100 buildings - most of them homes - according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Rogers gave that update Friday morning in his update on the status of the Carlton Complex Fire burning around the communities of Pateros, Twisp and Brewster.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Last body in Washington mudslide found

    Last body in Washington mudslide found

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:42:48 GMT
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel believe they have located the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge.>>
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel believe they have located the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge.
    >>
  • Rainfall, other factors triggered Washington slide

    Rainfall, other factors triggered Washington slide

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:34:00 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A team of scientists says intense rainfall likely played a major role in triggering a deadly landslide in the state of Washington.The report released Tuesday says many other factors such as previous landslide activity also weakened the slope that collapsed on March 22, killing 43 people in Oso about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - A team of scientists says intense rainfall likely played a major role in triggering a deadly landslide in the state of Washington.The report released Tuesday says many other factors such as previous landslide activity also weakened the slope that collapsed on March 22, killing 43 people in Oso about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.>>
  • Action Cam: Youth Tennis Camps Available This Summer At Spokane Racquet Club!

    Action Cam: Youth Tennis Camps Available This Summer At Spokane Racquet Club!

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:55:19 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Nestled on Spokane’s South Hill, members can enjoy playing tennis in quiet seclusion while still remaining only a short drive from the convenience of the Downtown metropolitan area. Adults and children alike are assured to find a lesson, clinic or something playful just for them in an environment tailored for the whole family.>>
    KHQ.COM - Nestled on Spokane’s South Hill, members can enjoy playing tennis in quiet seclusion while still remaining only a short drive from the convenience of the Downtown metropolitan area. Adults and children alike are assured to find a lesson, clinic or something playful just for them in an environment tailored for the whole family.>>