Oregon Coast tsunami warning canceled
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
Thursday evening 7.3 earthquake in the Aleutians did not create large wave
A tsunami warning for the West Coast was canceled Thursday evening more than an hour after it was issued.
The warning was issued after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Fox Islands in the Aleutians at about 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
The quake hit about 20 miles southeast of Amukta Pass, Alaska, and about 1,042 miles southwest of Anchorage.
About a half-hour after the quake, officials issued a tsunami warning for most of the West Coast, saying a wave of undetermined size was expected to hit the Oregon Coast after 1:30 a.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's West Coast Tsunami Warning Center issued the warning and then canceled it at about 9:20 p.m. NOAA reported that no destructive wave was reported in Alaska after the quake.
The Southern Oregon Coast suffered some damage by a tsunami caused by the March 11 Honshu earthquake in Japan.