Alaska earthquake today: Tsunami warning issued for west coast of US and Canada after 7.9 tremors strike

Alaska earthquake today: Tsunami warning issued for west coast of US and Canada after 7.9 tremors strikeA magnitude 7.9 earthquake has hit the Gulf of Alaska, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the Canadian and US west coast. The quake hit around 250 km (160 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 25 km at 9.31am GMT, the US Geological Survey said. A red tsunami alert was in place for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia, while the remainder of the US west coast was under a watch.



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