ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A strong earthquake on the Russian side of the Bering Sea briefly prompted a tsunami advisory for parts of the Pacific, including Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands and Russia.
The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, canceled the advisory because the tsunami no longer posed a threat.READ MORE: Allegheny County's 911 Call Center Losing Dispatchers Who Feel Overworked
Officials at the warning center had cautioned waves could reach up to 3 feet above the tide level. But waves later Monday were reported only 6 inches above tide at the sparsely populated Shemya, Alaska, site of a remote Air Force station in the extreme western Aleutians.READ MORE: Last-Second Shot From Virginia's Jayden Gardner Sinks Pitt
The quake was initially measured at magnitude 7.4 when it struck just after 3:30 p.m. AKDT in the Komandorskiye Ostrova region of Russian, roughly 1,400 miles east of Anchorage.Know The Score: December 3, 2021
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