Alaska Police Department Issues Tsunami Warning After Massive Earthquake: ‘This is Not a Drill’

An Alaskan police department warned residents to get to higher ground after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake off the coast triggered tsunami warnings across the state.

In video posted by the Alaska’s Kodiak Police Department Tuesday morning, a police sergeant gave instructions to residents.

“This is not a drill,” the sergeant said. “This is an actual tsunami warning. Everybody get at least 100 feet about sea level.”

“Best place right now is the high school parking lot,” he continued. “Everybody get out of your homes and make it to a safe place. 100 feet. At least 100 feet or higher.”

The earthquake hit 175 miles southeast of Kodiak early Tuesday morning, and was originally measured at magnitude 8.2.

In the below video, via NBC News, Kodiak residents can be seen fleeing the city by car:

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