January 5, 2013. Earthquake a magnitude of 7.7 occurred on Saturday near the western coast of Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at 102 kilometers from the city of Craig (Craig). The earthquake at the depth of 9.6 kilometers.
Warning of a tsunami is not yet announced. Earthquake magnitude 6 or above is considered strong and can cause serious damage and casualties, seismologists say.
Meanwhile, experts of the U.S. Geological Survey modeled the possible consequences of what happened in Alaska earthquake. According to them, with a probability of 69% of deaths occur no more than one person.
Powerful earthquake Alaska has caused local tsunami
January 5, 2013. Earthquake in Alaska, the magnitude of which, according to revised data, was 7.5, was the cause of the local, but potentially devastating tsunami, reports agency AFP referring to the Pacific warning center tsunami USA.
"Data (from devices) water level indicated that there was a tsunami. It can be destructive along coasts near the epicenter ", — quotes agency Message Center specialists.
According to the Associated Press, warning tsunami was announced for the southern coast of Alaska and the Pacific coast of Canada.
The epicenter of the earthquake that occurred on Friday at 23:58 local time (12:58 MSK), was located, according to updated data at 106 kilometers west of the town of Craig. The earthquake at the depth of 9.9 kilometers.