Unalaska Prepares, But No Tidal Wave

It turned out there was no tidal wave Thursday night, but there was plenty of preparation in Unalaska after the sirens rang out following a 7.3 earthquake 108 miles east of Atka at 7:10 p.m.

Hundreds of people sought high ground and vessels left the harbor. The evacuation order advised people to move to at least 50 feet above sea level. About an hour later the warning was cancelled and the all clear was given and people walked, drove and rode in the back of pickup trucks to the downtown area as boats returned to the harbor.

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