Despite the lifting of the shutdown, vital federal functions still closed
A tsunami warning has been issued after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska.
The quake hit roughly 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City, Alaska, with a depth of 12 miles.
The warning is stretching across the west coast of Alaska, with Hawaii and as far south as the Mexico border on watch.
Information from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and its dedicated National Tsunami Warning Center, has been limited due to the federal such down in the US, which was only lifted hours ago.
Several sites and services poised for such occasions are still unavailable, despite the shutdown being over.
This story continues to develop.