Close
Date TimeJanuary 23, 2018
Voice
[Breaking news update at 7:42 a.m. ET] Forecasters canceled tsunami warnings for Alaska and the US and Canadian west coasts Tuesday after an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska stoked fears of severe waves.
The tsunami alerts were canceled "because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat," said the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.
Small tsunami waves of less than 1 foot were reported in Alaska, the center said.
[Previous story, published at 7:11 a.m. ET]
A magnitude-7.9 earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watches across several Western states.
A tsunami warning is in effect for southeast and south Alaska, including the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, as well as British Columbia in Canada. A tsunami watch is in effect for California, Oregon and Washington, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.
As of 2:29 a.m. (6:29 a.m. ET), water in the harbor near Kodiak was receding, the city's police department tweeted, after earlier urging residents to get at least 100 feet above sea level.

"Citizens should remain in place and wait for further updates," Kodiak police said.
Receding water can be a dangerous precursor to a significant tsunami, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.
"Think of a sloshing bathtub with a water level dropping, only to rise extremely quickly," he said. "The tsunami would come in waves. In some occasions, the first wave is not the largest."
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management warned residents within three blocks of the Pacific Coast or within five blocks of the San Francisco Bay to prepare to evacuate, "so that you are ready if evacuation is needed," the agency tweeted.
The earthquake struck about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, shortly after midnight Alaska local time, according to preliminary figures from the United States Geological Survey. The quake had a depth of about 15 miles, according to the USGS. Previously, the earthquake had been measured at magnitude 8.2.
'Whole town is evacuating'
Nathaniel Moore was on a boat in Kodiak when the quake hit. He said he felt it "shake really good for a minute." He and others on the commercial fishing vessel quickly got to shore and headed for higher ground amid the tsunami warning.
Tsunami warnings canceled after magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska
"The whole town is evacuating," he told CNN early Tuesday.
Tsunami sirens sounded in Kodiak, and police warned: "This is not a drill."
Wendy Bliss Snipes described the quake as "a slow roller, so it was felt for at least a minute before the real rolling started. Nothing fell off the walls, and I didn't have to wake my kiddo."

Heather Rand, who was in Anchorage, Alaska, told CNN that the earthquake felt like the longest she had ever experienced.
"It was a very long, slow build up. Creepy, more than anything. Definitely the longest, and I was born here," Rand said. She reported no damage besides cracks in the drywall.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correctly attribute a quotation from an Alaska resident.

Related Stories
8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week
Millions evacuated as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaosMillions evacuated as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaos
68 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania68 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania
Japan still weighing dump of Fukushima radioactive water into oceanJapan still weighing dump of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Verdict Leads to Angry FalloutFukushima Nuclear Disaster Verdict Leads to Angry Fallout
Millions told to evacuate as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaosMillions told to evacuate as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaos
105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania
Death toll rises to 37 in Pakistan earthquake, as families bury loved onesDeath toll rises to 37 in Pakistan earthquake, as families bury loved ones
Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan match to go aheadRugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan match to go ahead
TV studio tumbles, cyclists v puddles and hypnotised footballers | Classic YouTubeTV studio tumbles, cyclists v puddles and hypnotised footballers | Classic YouTube
Latest News
Making Waves: behind a fascinating documentary about movie soundMaking Waves: behind a fascinating documentary about movie sound
Great British Bake Offs Steph And Her Boob Tarts Have Officially Joined The Hall Of Fame Of Rudest MakesGreat British Bake Off's Steph And Her 'Boob Tarts' Have Officially Joined The Hall Of Fame Of Rudest Makes
Bad Toilet Hygiene Is A Bigger E.Coli Risk Than Undercooked Meat, Study ClaimsBad Toilet Hygiene Is A Bigger E.Coli Risk Than Undercooked Meat, Study Claims
RuPauls Celebrity Drag Race Will See Famous Contestants Strut Their StuffRuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race Will See Famous Contestants Strut Their Stuff
Essex Police Launch Murder Investigation After 39 Bodies Found In Lorry ContainerEssex Police Launch Murder Investigation After 39 Bodies Found In Lorry Container
Jameela Jamil Reignites Caroline Flack Spat Over Controversial Surgery ShowJameela Jamil Reignites Caroline Flack Spat Over Controversial Surgery Show
Labour Will Back A Snap Election As Soon As EU Grants Brexit Delay, Corbyn Ally SaysLabour Will Back A Snap Election As Soon As EU Grants Brexit Delay, Corbyn Ally Says
Peter Andre Defends Decision To Join Michael Jackson Show, Thriller Live: Its All About The MusicPeter Andre Defends Decision To Join Michael Jackson Show, Thriller Live: 'It's All About The Music'
What’s Next For Brexit Now That Boris Johnson’s Timetable Has Been Scrapped?What’s Next For Brexit Now That Boris Johnson’s Timetable Has Been Scrapped?
Melbourne Press Club in crisis after three of its leadership team quitMelbourne Press Club in crisis after three of its leadership team quit
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Related Stories
8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week
Millions evacuated as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaosMillions evacuated as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaos
68 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania68 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania
Japan still weighing dump of Fukushima radioactive water into oceanJapan still weighing dump of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Verdict Leads to Angry FalloutFukushima Nuclear Disaster Verdict Leads to Angry Fallout
Millions told to evacuate as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaosMillions told to evacuate as Super Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan - throwing Rugby World Cup into chaos
105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania
Death toll rises to 37 in Pakistan earthquake, as families bury loved onesDeath toll rises to 37 in Pakistan earthquake, as families bury loved ones
Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan match to go aheadRugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan match to go ahead
TV studio tumbles, cyclists v puddles and hypnotised footballers | Classic YouTubeTV studio tumbles, cyclists v puddles and hypnotised footballers | Classic YouTube
Latest News
Making Waves: behind a fascinating documentary about movie soundMaking Waves: behind a fascinating documentary about movie sound
Great British Bake Offs Steph And Her Boob Tarts Have Officially Joined The Hall Of Fame Of Rudest MakesGreat British Bake Off's Steph And Her 'Boob Tarts' Have Officially Joined The Hall Of Fame Of Rudest Makes
Bad Toilet Hygiene Is A Bigger E.Coli Risk Than Undercooked Meat, Study ClaimsBad Toilet Hygiene Is A Bigger E.Coli Risk Than Undercooked Meat, Study Claims
RuPauls Celebrity Drag Race Will See Famous Contestants Strut Their StuffRuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race Will See Famous Contestants Strut Their Stuff
Essex Police Launch Murder Investigation After 39 Bodies Found In Lorry ContainerEssex Police Launch Murder Investigation After 39 Bodies Found In Lorry Container
Jameela Jamil Reignites Caroline Flack Spat Over Controversial Surgery ShowJameela Jamil Reignites Caroline Flack Spat Over Controversial Surgery Show
Labour Will Back A Snap Election As Soon As EU Grants Brexit Delay, Corbyn Ally SaysLabour Will Back A Snap Election As Soon As EU Grants Brexit Delay, Corbyn Ally Says
Peter Andre Defends Decision To Join Michael Jackson Show, Thriller Live: Its All About The MusicPeter Andre Defends Decision To Join Michael Jackson Show, Thriller Live: 'It's All About The Music'
What’s Next For Brexit Now That Boris Johnson’s Timetable Has Been Scrapped?What’s Next For Brexit Now That Boris Johnson’s Timetable Has Been Scrapped?
Melbourne Press Club in crisis after three of its leadership team quitMelbourne Press Club in crisis after three of its leadership team quit
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Peace between Israel and Palestinians 'more possible' after Jerusalem move, Pence says
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend, dies at age 78
BREAKING: Fireball engulfs TRAIN in deadly flames after horror crash with 'ethanol truck'
Neil Diamond announces Parkinson's diagnosis, immediate retirement
Man arrested over threats to 'gun down' CNN employees: report
'Conan': People of Haiti Roast President Trump in Preview Clip
Hijab-wearing model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over 2014 tweets
Facebook, Google promote 'scurrilous' news, and should pay for quality content, said Rupert Murdoch
US shutdown to end as Senate Republicans and Democrats reach a deal
Megyn Kelly Lambasts Jane Fonda: Her 'Name Is Synonymous With Outrage'
'Vampirina' Gets Second Season at Disney Junior
Jerusalem Embassy Move Will Happen Next Year, VP Pence Says
BREAKING: Another royal wedding as Princess Eugenie confirms ENGAGEMENT to Jack Brooksbank
France's Macron hosts 140 world business leaders
Philippines Raises Alert Level as Mayon Volcano Eruption Intensifies
Prince Harry SECRETLY introduces Meghan Markle to ‘very significant person’ in his life
Apple makes significant investment in Malala's education fund
Amazon Go app hits Google Play just ahead of Seattle store opening
SAG Awards: Rosanna Arquette, Marisa Tomei Give Emotional Tribute to Women of #MeToo
Star of popular North Korean girl band visits South Korea ahead of Olympic performances
Macron: French would 'probably' back a 'Frexit'
Thousands join Women's March in London for gender equality
Jim Johannson, US Olympic men’s hockey general manager, dies unexpectedly at age 53
'SNL': Kate McKinnon Debuts Robert Mueller Impersonation
Pence says immigration talks over until government reopens
America planned to bring Russia in from the cold with Star Wars project
Julie Neville: How I healed myself with superfoods
Sign of alien life? Mysterious phenomenon spotted in skies above Japan
Ivanka Trump ‘will follow father Donald Trump as US President by 2032’
The Latest: Taliban kill 18 militiamen in Afghanistan
Natalie Portman, Alfre Woodard, Olivia Munn and more bring Time's Up fire to Women's March in L.A
Prague hotel fire: At least two dead and seven injured after horror blaze engulfs hotel
Trump Blames Democrats For Government Shutdown In Morning Tweets
'This is about equality': Activists take to the streets for Women's March
'The Crown': Paul Bettany Near Deal to Play Prince Philip
Turkish jets hit Kurdish positions in northern Syria
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, says family
Santa Barbara Film Fest: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney to Share Performer Award
Everything you need to know about women's marches this weekend
Facebook to start 'trust ratings' for media outlets as it fights back against fake news
REVEALED: This is where World War 3 will break out – and it is NOT North Korea
U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate
Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban
Watch Al Pacino in First Trailer for HBO's 'Paterno'
White House officials say they're preparing for 'Schumer shutdown'
Kim and Kanye reveal baby girl's name: Chicago West
Jimmy Kimmel Ask Kids About Trump's First Year in Office
Olympian Aly Raisman tells Nassar in court: 'The tables have turned, Larry'
Vladimir Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox Epiphany
Ivanka Trump channels step-mother Melania in Pennsylvania with father Donald
Apple HomePod release date may be near, rumors say
Let's Build a Bridge to Europe After We Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson Suggests
Powerful storm kills 6 in Europe
Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78
Copacabana beach HORROR: Baby killed and 14 people injured as car ploughs into pedestrians
Stephen Colbert Enlists 'Magic School Bus' to Examine Trump's Health
Parents Charged With Torture And Abuse Of 13 Children Face Life In Prison
Kim Kardashian Slams Lamar Odom’s Mean Interview About Khloe In Just 5 Words
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals she is pregnant
Let's be honest about Aziz Ansari
'Party of Five' Reboot From Original Series Creators Lands at Freeform
Tomb Raider movie trailer: NEW teaser lands for Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft
Britain to give France £44.5million for border controls amid fury at Le Touquet agreement
Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron to hold press conference at summit - Politics live
Amazon names top 20 finalists in second headquarters race
Trump says position on border wall 'has never changed or evolved'
Actor Peter Wyngarde, star of Department S, dies aged 90
Chris Tarrant admits drink-driving after police called when pub staff saw him stumble at bar
Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year
Ivanka Trump beams as she wears black velvet power suit to ‘Women of America’ talk
Trump’s Fake News Awards Immediately Backfire, Take Down GOP Website
John Kelly: Trump Won’t Build Wall Along Entire U.S.-Mexico Border
Brexit bill passes final stage
Donald Trump ATTACKS Russia for ‘DENTING’ progress with North Korea in stinging assault
'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya on 'Weird Stuff' Said by White People
Eric Trump: My dad isn’t racist because he only ‘sees 1 color, green’
Electric bicycles emerge as a hot trend in the U.S
Pope ATTACKED: Shocking moment object hits Francis in face in Chile backlash
7 Netflix Shows To Watch If You Like ‘Friends’
6 teen suicides in 6 months in 1 Ohio school district
Australian Actress Jessica Falkholt Dies at 29 — Weeks After Car Crash Killed Her Family
Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested
Late-Night Hosts Poke Fun at Trump's Physical Exam
US, Japan warn North Korea playing for time as talks press on
21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes
Matt Damon apologizes for #MeToo comments, says he's shutting up now
Fox News shelved story on Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels before election
Jane Fonda Jokes About Awkward Megyn Kelly Interview in Latest 'Today' Appearance
YouTube assigning workers to review videos to avoid another Logan Paul-type disaster
Greece earthquake MAP: Where have magnitude 4.3 Athens tremors struck in Greece?
Paris bus fire - vehicle packed with 30 passengers bursts into flames in French capital
Larry King says Princess Diana would have seen Meghan Markle as a 'step forward' for the monarchy
Kim Kardashian West welcomes third child
Veteran BBC broadcaster Ed Doolan dies aged 76
NAACP Awards 2018: The winners list
Amazon Echo Spot release - Cute smart speaker arrives in UK and here’s how to get £40 off
47 children injured in school bus crash in Germany - 10 in serious condition
Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported
Juan Williams: The case for Oprah
Trump breaks with past presidents on MLK Day activities
'Oh Happy Day' gospel singer Edwin Hawkins dies aged 74
Officials Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch: Report
13 siblings ‘held captive’ by parents, some in chains and starving, police say
Russia's hidden world of North Korean labor
Lincoln, Honda, and Volvo winners at 2018 NAIAS
Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, dead at age 46
BREAKING: Athens in chaos - Police fire TEAR GAS as protestors hurl petrol bombs
Bali volcano eruption update: Mount Agung and Mount Sinabung spew smoke and ash into sky
Martin Luther King Jr.’s words continue to inspire, nearly 50 years after his death
Vogue publisher drops Bruce Weber and Mario Testino over misconduct allegations
Computers are getting better than humans at reading
Thousands of jobs at risk as Carillion goes into liquidation
Russia will not support U.S. attempts to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov
Brit Party Leader Splits With Girlfriend After Her Shocking Remarks About Meghan Markle
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to Deepen Links
Vancouver police concerned after ‘brazen’ shooting injures three, including bystanders
BREAKING: North Korea showdown with South begins as rival start talks over Winter Olympics
'Communism like Christianity and Lenin is a SAINT' claims Putin in shocking interview
Trump Insists He’s The ‘Least Racist Person’
140 women have accused Larry Nassar of abuse. His victims think we don’t care
Mark Zuckerberg Lost $3.3 Billion After Announcing Changes To Facebook's News Feed
Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: Reds hold on at Anfield
How to mine bitcoin: A guide to bitcoin mining at home - Could YOU become a bitcoin miner?
Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump Is A 'Racist' And An 'Asteroid Of Awfulness', Says Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary
Oprah Winfrey Asks Powerful Hollywood Women About Woody Allen in Time's Up Interview
Peru earthquake: 2 dead, at least 65 injured
Bobby Zarin of 'Real Housewives' dead at 71
Major 7.3 magnitude earthquake outside Peru sparks tsunami warning
7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru's coast
Selena Gomez's Mother Breaks Silence On Their Feud: The Singer 'Can Make Her Own Choices'
Oil tanker burning in the East China Sea sinks
Carillion crisis looms for government as time runs out for refinancing deal
Teenage Emmanuel Macron wrote 'SMUTTY' novel about drama teacher Brigitte
Mark Wahlberg Will Donate $1.5 Million Reshoot Fee To Time’s Up Fund
WATCH: Moment TV is interrupted as Hawaii is told to 'STAY INDOORS' in missile warning
Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate seat in Maryland
Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm
Amazon lost cloud market share to Microsoft in the fourth quarter: KeyBanc
20-year-old Florida man claims $450 million lottery jackpot
North Korea agrees to talks with Seoul after months of threats from Kim Jong-un
Sadiq Khan speech disrupted by protesters backing Brexit and Trump
Mystery of 24 alien black-boxes discovered near Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza
Over 700 arrested over Tunisia protests
Donald Trump’s lawyer allegedly paid ex-porn star $130,000 to stop reports of sexual encounter
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry routine REVEALED – from trips away to 'Netflix addiction'
What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of 'I, Tonya'
Trump is 'in excellent health,' White House doctor says
President Trump signs a proclamation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
New York airport EXPLOSION: Newark Airport evacuated after blast underneath terminal
Officials: Iran deal survives, Trump will waive sanctions
‘This was not the language used’: Trump denies making vulgar statement at DACA meeting
UN condemns as racist Donald Trump's 'shithole countries' remark
Ripple rising: Price boost for Ripple after MoneyGram deal but bitcoin grinds to halt
Boris hits back in Trump row: Corbyn and Khan putting US-UK relationship 'AT RISK'
At least 3 dead, 16 injured in Venezuela unrest over food
Nottingham station fire: East Midlands Trains cancelled as crews tackle major blaze
John Humphrys under fire after off-air jokes about BBC gender pay gap are leaked
London Mayor Sadiq Khan says Trump 'got the message' over UK visit
KFC launches ‘BITCOIN Bucket’ and WARNS investors 'cryptocurrency bubble will burst'
Facebook makes ‘major changes' to YOUR News Feed so 'people spend LESS time online'
Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new U.S. embassy
Trump had promised to be a 'champion' of Haitian-Americans
Alleged breach of India's biometric database could put 1.2bn users at risk
Queen's bra fitter Rigby & Peller loses royal warrant after tell-all book
‘They want to stay European’ Record high for Britons applying for FRENCH passports
Germany issued shock Brexit WARNING: 14,000 jobs at risk in £3.36 billion HEADACHE
Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'
How 'Family Guy' Called Out Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner Way Before #MeToo
BREAKING: Confusion as flight to Heathrow DIVERTED midway across Atlantic
Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA
UK rejects request for diplomatic immunity for Assange
Trump uses 'no collusion' 7 times in a single Russia answer
California mudslide: 17 dead, 24 missing and 300 trapped as 'mud river' engulfs Montecito
Iranian media: 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Iran
YouTube punishes Logan Paul for 'suicide forest' video
Joe Arpaio: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'
Tim Farron says he regrets saying gay sex is not a sin
Serena Williams' baby appears on cover of Vogue
As 'Modern Family' Hits 200 Episodes, Creators Plot the End (and Maybe a Spinoff)
An activist starts a GoFundMe campaign to help kids in Harlem see 'Black Panther'
South Korea’s president wants more talks with North to resolve nuclear standoff
Huge fire breaks out near Dublin Airport - residents issued warning
Israeli PM's son demands cash in strip club tape
China releases pictures of ballistic missiles in threat they can strike ANYWHERE in world
Judge blocks Trump administration plan to roll back DACA
Winter Olympics 2018: Look away now Russia ... PyeongChang medal predictions
Tsunami alert for Honduras after 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Caribbean
At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows and freeway closures across Southern California
Strong earthquake prompts tsunami threat message in Caribbean, Mexico
Ecuador may kick Wikileaks founder Julian Assange out of London embassy
Tonya Harding threatens to end interview with Piers Morgan
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks Try to Impersonate Each Other's Classic Roles
Zuma spacecraft launched by SpaceX is lost after failing to reach orbit
Trump says he would beat Oprah in 2020
Royally shunned: Does Prince Harry push away Meghan Markle's hand during greeting?
Jamie Dimon says he regrets calling bitcoin a fraud
Gayle King: Oprah Winfrey is 'very intrigued' by the idea of running
13,000 stranded without electricity in Swiss ski resort of Zermatt
Victoria’s Secret Angels can’t resist slipping into swimsuits during cold Antarctica break
3,700 people were arrested during Iran protests, lawmaker says
Close