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Local tsunami warning issued after quake struck in Pacific

Jun 24, 2014    

 Washington A local tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey and the National Tsunami Warning Centre said.The warning covered coastal areas of Alaska from Nikolski to Attu, the centre said, adding the level of tsunami danger was being evaluated for other US and Canadian Pacific coastal areas.The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned of widespread, dangerous coastal flooding and powerful currents swamping the region for hours after the wave arrives.I...

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