QUAKE with a magnitude of 7.8 struck off southern Alaska's coast, 2020 (tue)
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"The warning sent people to higher ground in cities like Sand Point, an island community of about 1,000 people off the peninsula, the Anchorage Daily News reported."
"In Kodiak, a city of about 6,000 people, a long line of cars headed up a mountain after residents learned of the tsunami warning late Tuesday, John Cannon told KTUU.
Police were "trying to clear the lower areas down by the harbor," he said.
"You (could) hear the tsunami alarms. It's rather eerie," he told KTUU."
"This quake's depth was 28 kilometers, or 17 miles, the USGS said -- relatively shallow.
"Anything below 70 kilometers is considered a shallow quake," CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said. "That's important, because shallow earthquakes often cause the most damage, compared to the ones that are deeper, regardless of the strength."
More than 20 aftershocks followed the quake late Tuesday to early Wednesday, ranging from magnitudes of 2.8 to 6.1."