Hey Connecticut, watch out for the tsunami! (Thinkstock)
Hey Connecticut, watch out for the tsunami!
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The Connecticut shoreline was briefly under a tsunami warning before the National Weather Service disclosed the alert had been sent by mistake during a routine monthly test.
 
The Weather Service's office in New York sent the warning Thursday morning, Sept. 24, to its radio and emergency alert systems, which resulted in the alert being mentioned on local broadcasts and Twitter posts. The warning was for all four coastal counties and part of Long Island Sound.
 
The Weather Service later issued a statement saying there was no real tsunami threat and the warning was sent inadvertently during a routine monthly test by the service's National Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska.
 
The Connecticut Broadcasters Association says the alert ran on several Connecticut stations.
 
There are no records indicating a tsunami has ever hit Connecticut.

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why is the National Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska and not in Connecticut?
Write your answers in the comments section below


COMMENTS (10)
  • mattheww-day
    10/02/2015 - 10:59 a.m.

    The tsunami warning center is not in Connecticut because Connecticut is not prone to tsunami. In Alaska sometimes tsunamis happen. Tsunamis are made when a fault line shifts. This eruption causes a huge wave which could kill many people on land.

  • matthewc-day
    10/02/2015 - 05:04 p.m.

    This is very shocking to me. I had no idea that a tsunami was even a possibility for the United States, especially not Long Island or Connecticut. I always thought tsunamis only happened to Asian countries. I am relieved to hear that this was an accidental warning, but I am concerned that this may have caused panic in people while there was no real danger. Hopefully people didn't get too worried and panicked about this because, thankfully, it was only a mistake.

  • tylerv-pla
    10/04/2015 - 04:08 p.m.

    because there was no tsunami in Connecticut so they don't need the tsunami warning center where there are no tsunami's.

  • dionted-
    10/09/2015 - 01:55 p.m.

    I wonder if any one actually evacuated?

  • bena333904-
    10/09/2015 - 01:58 p.m.

    The national Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska and not in Connecticut because tsunamis are more common in Alaska than in Connecticut so that's why it's in Alaska.

  • treg-
    10/15/2015 - 01:47 p.m.

    they need to get a better System to save and warn many lives cause if they dont more and more people are gonna die more often

  • mollyk-
    10/19/2015 - 07:15 p.m.

    The odds of connecticut having a tsunami are one in a million, but alaska could be more likely since it is surrounded by water.

  • graced8167-
    10/21/2015 - 01:27 p.m.

    That is crazy that they accidentally sent out a warming for a tsunami. I really hope they are more careful next time.

  • elainaw-
    10/21/2015 - 01:28 p.m.

    Its in Alaska because the tsunami was in Alaska not Connecticut.

  • elainaw-
    10/21/2015 - 01:30 p.m.

    It is in Alaska because the tsunami was in Alaska not Connecticut and they needed the warning to be in Alaska.

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