8.2 magnitude of earthquake struck off southern coast of Alaska

Vastavam web: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early today, prompting tsunami warnings.The quake struck at 0931 GMT in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 kilometers southeast of the town of Kodiak, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter was 10 kilometers under the seabed.Less-ominous tsunami watches were issued for the US west coast — the entire coasts of California and Oregon and part of Washington state.”If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground,” the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said.