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Tsunami Warning Not In Effect For Unalaska Following Magnitude-7.5 Earthquake Near Sand Point

National Tsunami Warning Center


Updated 10/19/2020 at 3:20 p.m.

Just after 3 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service downgraded a tsunami warning to an advisory for much of the Kenai Peninsula and along the Aleutian Chain. 

Unalaska is approximately 80 miles southwest of the advisory zone, according to the Department of Public Safety, and no evacuation has been issued. 

This is a developing story. 

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Updated 10/19/2020 at 2:45 p.m.  

Unalaska is not under a tsunami warning after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit approximately 55 miles southeast of Sand Point Monday afternoon.

A tsunami warning is in effect for much of the Alaska and Kenai Peninsulas, Kodiak, Anchorage, and Eastern Aleutians, but does not currently reach Unalaska, according to the Department of Public Safety. 

“Unalaska is 80 miles southwest of the tsunami warning zone. No evacuation issued at this time,” officials said in a Nixle alert.   

Public safety officials are monitoring for updates. 

This is a developing story. 


Hope McKenney reported for KUCB from 2019 until 2022. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2021.
Hailing from Southwest Washington, Maggie moved to Unalaska in 2019. She's dabbled in independent print journalism in Oregon and completed her Master of Arts in English Studies at Western Washington University — where she also taught Rhetoric and Composition courses.