Tsunami warning canceled

The tsunami warning for Kachemak Bay has been canceled by the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.

There is no longer a warning, advisory, threat or watch in effect for the area, or for any other area in Alaska.

The warning had gone into effect late Tuesday night after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 75 miles south of Chignik at about 8 miles deep. According to a bulletin by the National Weather Service, a tsunami was generated by the earthquake, but it no longer poses a threat to the area.

Residents are advised not to re-occupy “hazard zones” until local authorities indicate it’s safe to do so. The Homer Police Department has announced that people are safe to return home if they evacuated.

View tsunami.gov for more information.