A tsunami alert was issued for several areas around the Alaska Peninsula. Earlier, the US government was hit by a major earthquake. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
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A strong earthquake has shaken the southern coast of the US state of Alaska. The US authority in charge was empowered with USGS 8.2. It occurred Wednesday evening (local time) at a depth of 32 kilometers in the town of Berryville, located 104 kilometers southeast of the peninsula.
The US National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a tsunami alert. He initially talked about a magnitude of 8.1 and later adjusted it to 8.2, but the quake was located about 121 kilometers southeast of the town of Signik, which is also on the peninsula.
Initially, there were no signs of injuries or significant damage. Alaska is the least populous part of the United States.
Tsunami warnings apply from the southern part of the US state of Alaska to the Ainska Peninsula and Pacific coasts from the Hinsinbrook entrance to the Unimac Pass. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
It will also test tsunami risk for other coastal areas in the United States and Canada. According to the NHK broadcaster, authorities in Japan are also debating whether a tsunami alert is needed for its territory.
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