Sand Point, Alaska, generated a tsunami with an earthquake of a whopping 7.5 magnitude,Scott Langley with the National Tsunami Warning Center said Monday afternoon.
According to Langley the tsunami sent two waves, each measuring 130 centimeters (4 feet, 3 inches) high. But observers onshore reported the waves appeared to be 1.5 feet (45.7 centimeters) and 2 feet (61 cm) over high tide.
The earthquake’s epicenter was recorded less than 60 miles away from Sand Point, near the Aleutian Peninsula in the southwestern part of the state.
The center is monitoring harbors in a 500-mile area along the Alaska coastline, he said.
A tsunami warning had been issued after the earthquake struck but it was downgraded to an advisory Monday afternoon.
“For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, there is no tsunami threat,” the center said.