A tsunami warning has been issued to the entire US West Coast following a 8.2 earthquake
Following an earthquake which occurred 175 miles southeast of Kodiak in Alaska, a tsunami warning has been issued for the West Coast in the States.
The earthquake, which measured 8.2 on the Richter Scale, took place at 1.32am PST (9.32am GMT).
Following this, the tsunami warning has been put in place for the entire West Coast.
A reporter who called the Kodiak police department was met with the following response.
Just called the Kodiak police department
Unprompted: "If this is about the tsunami, going to ask you to get to higher ground."
"Can you talk to a reporter?"
"Keith, do we have time for a reporter right now."
"We're going to have to call you back. Lives at stake."
— Nat Herz (@Nat_Herz) January 23, 2018
For more updates, visit the official tsunami government website.
BREAKING: Magnitude 8.0 #earthquake struck 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, AK at 1:32a.m. PST. #Tsunami warnings issued from British Columbia to the Aleutian Islands. Tsunami watch for U.S. West Coast, #Hawaii. https://t.co/lJIsnqHW3E pic.twitter.com/KVKnhluqnK
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 23, 2018