There is no tsunami threat to British Columbia after an earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Saturday morning.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 136 kilometres southeast of Perryville, Alaska, just before 5 am PDT on August 14.
Roughly 20 minutes later, Emergency Info BC alerted residents that there was no tsunami threat to the province.
— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) August 14, 2021
“Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami,” the National Tsunami Warning Center said.
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Striking at a depth of 33.3 kilometres, Saturday morning’s earthquake was felt across the Alaska Peninsula.
Just over two weeks ago, the area was hit by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The largest the US has seen in 50 years, the quake led to tsunami warnings for parts of Alaska and Hawaii.