A tsunami warning has been issued for the Aleutian Islands after an earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude was centered about 67 miles southeast of Sand Point at 12:54 pm.
The nearest communities are:
- 67 miles SE of Sand Point
- 97 miles S of Perryville
- 101 miles SE of Mt. Dana
- 103 miles S of Mt. Kupreanof
- 110 miles SE of Pavlof Volcano
- 111 miles SE of Pavlof Sister
- 114 miles SE of Emmons Lake
- 114 miles E of King Cove
Residents of the Kenai Peninsula received the warning in their smart phones just after 1 pm.
The warning advised of severe building damage possible and to move to higher ground due to the wave. Sand Point is about 39 feet above sea level and has a population of about 1,130. The wave is estimated to arrive in Sand Point at 1:55 pm and Cold Bay at 2:45 pm. It is estimated to reach Kodiak at 2:50 pm.