False tsunami warning jolts US West Coast, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Some Alaskans got a jolt when they heard an emergency radio and television broadcast indicating the entire West Coast, from San Diego to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, was under a tsunami threat. Only at the end of the message sent early Friday morning did it indicate the alert was a test.
The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat.
The tsunami center says it issued a routine test message at 7 a.m. the same way all tests are sent. Typically, the message says it’s a test at the beginning.
It’s not clear why the version heard by Alaskans didn’t say it was a test until the end.
The warning center told KTVA warning sirens may be going off in coastal areas.
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