8.2 magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Alaska, triggering a tsunami warning

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jul 29, 2021, 12:30 PM(IST)


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A shallow 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning.

A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 has occurred off the coast of Alaska, causing a tsunami warning.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake occurred 91 kilometres east-southeast of Perryville, Alaska. 



The quake was at a depth of 35 km, USGS added.

Shortly after, a tsunami warning was issued by the US Tsunami warning system.

(With inputs from agencies)

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