by Channel 2 News staff
Sunday, February 28, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A tsunami rolled through Alaska's waters Saturday after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, but was barely noticeable in most areas of the state.
The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center canceled the tsunami advisory for the Aleutian Islands late Saturday night, making the area the last part of the state to have the advisory lifted.
John Madden, director of Alaska's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says there were no reports of damage.
According to the tsunami center the highest waves in Alaska were seen in King Cove, at about 2 feet. Most sites reported waves of 1 foot or less.
State emergency planners are viewing the advisory as a test of tsunami plans that were put in place in coastal communities.