PERRYVILLE, Ala. --
UPDATE: Late Wednesday evening an magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck near the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Parts of Alaska were under Tsunami Warnings and Advisories for a time. In fact, tsunami waves under 1 foot in height were recorded on parts of the Alaskan coastline during this time. However, the tsunami threat has passed. ALL Watches, Warnings and Advisories have been canceled. There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the coasts of Washington, Oregon, California or the Hawaiian Islands.
INITIAL REPORT: A major magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck offshore of the Aleutian Island in Alaska Wednesday night at about 10:15 p.m. local time in Alaska. Tsunami Warnings and Advisories have been issued along the southern Alaska coastline with a Tsunami Watch issued for the Hawaiian Islands.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is still evaluating the threat to the West Coast, including the Oregon coast. This is a developing story. Stay with NewsWatch 12 for updates.