Screenshot from the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center

Screenshot from the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center

Tsunami warning canceled

Residents are advised not to re-occupy “hazard zones” until authorities indicate it’s safe to do so.

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.

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