Tsunami evacuations: Huge earthquake sparks mass panic across US west coast

Tsunami evacuations: Huge earthquake sparks mass panic across US west coastAuthorities have urged people to evacuate low-lying coastal areas after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, prompting fears of a tsunami. The US National Weather Service sent an emergency alert to mobile phones in Alaska, warning: “Tsunami danger on the coast. The powerful earthquake was recorded about 175 miles south east of Kodiak Island but was also felt hundreds of miles away in Anchorage.



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