8.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Warning

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U.S.|8.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Warning

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/us/alaska-earthquake-tsunami-warning.html

In Kodiak, wherever the earthquake could beryllium felt, tsunami sirens blared and radical began moving to higher ground.

A achromatic  prima  indicates the epicenter of a almighty  earthquake disconnected  Alaska precocious   Wednesday.
Credit...United States Geological Survey

July 29, 2021Updated 3:50 a.m. ET

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake disconnected the seashore of Alaska prompted a tsunami informing for parts of the authorities precocious Wednesday night.

An earthquake was detected astir 75 miles southeast of Chignik, Alaska, said the National Weather Service, which issued the tsunami warning.

The informing was successful effect for southbound Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, said the Weather Service successful Palmer, Alaska, which warned that “widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible,” based connected the preliminary parameters of the quake. A tsunami ticker was besides issued for Hawaii.

In Kodiak, wherever the earthquake could beryllium felt, tsunami sirens blared and radical began moving to higher ground.

Perryville, Alaska, with a colonisation of 113, is 57 miles northwest of the quake’s epicenter, the United States Geological Survey said. Anchorage, with a colonisation of astir 300,000, was astir 500 miles northbound northeast.

Since 1990, determination person been 17 earthquakes of 8.2 magnitude oregon higher, according to U.S.G.S. data.

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