A major earthquake struck 170 miles off Alaska early Tuesday, but despite initial concerns, authorities lifted all tsunami warnings, watches and advisories within four hours. "A tsunami was generated by this event, but no longer poses a threat," a message from the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center said just after 4 a.m. in Alaska. The magnitude 7.9 quake was reported at 12:31 a.m. local time in the Gulf of Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The strong earthquake that sent panicked Alaskans, fearing a tsunami, to high ground early Tuesday is a reminder that, at least around the Pacific Rim, the biggest danger from quakes often comes not from the land but from the sea. Given the need for speed — deadly waves can strike within minutes in some cases — tsunami forecasters tend to shoot first and ask questions later, sending out broad alerts that are often scaled back or canceled within hours.
Earth's long-term warming trend continued in 2017, government scientists reported on Thursday, with average surface temperatures only slightly below the record heat of the previous year. But unlike 2016, last year's warmth was not aided by El Nino , the Pacific weather pattern that is usually linked to record-setting heat.
Peter Haeussler, a USGS geologist who knows as much as anyone about Alaska quakes, said this one likely occurred at an "outer rise," a bulge in the Pacific plate where is is starting to dip downward. The faulting is more strike-slip, close to vertical. /8
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