A tsunami alert has been issued for the west coast of America after a powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off Alaska.
The quake hit 157 miles south east of Kodiak at about 9.30am GMT on Tuesday (12.30am local time).
It was at a depth of 6.2 miles (10km), the US Geological Survey reported.
The earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Alaska and Canada as well as a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast.
People living on the coast of Alaska were urged to “go to high ground or move inland”.
A map issued by the US National Tsunami Warning Center showed the at-risk areas.
Tue Jan 23 10:07:47 UTC 2018 event picture pic.twitter.com/qeKKqFTysB
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) January 23, 2018
People living on the coast of Alaska were sent tsunami warnings telling them: “Go to high ground or move inland.”
— AK Bliss‼️ (@misswendybliss) January 23, 2018