Perryville, Alaska — A tsunami warning was issued in parts of Alaska after a major earthquake struck the peninsula.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake had a magnitude of 8.2 and struck 56 miles (91 km) southeast of Perryville, Alaska, around 8:15 pm on Wednesday. According to the USGS, the quake was about 29 miles (46 km) below sea level.
The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center warns South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, 90 miles (144.84 km) east of Seward, from Hinchinbrook Entrance to Unimak Pass, and the Aleutian Islands 80 miles (128.75 km) from Unimak Pass. I issued it. To the Samalga Pass in Alaska, northeast of Unimak. It is 30 miles (48.28 km) southwest of Nicholsky.
The tsunami warning issued for Hawaii has been cancelled.
According to the US Geological Survey, two preliminary magnitude 6.2 and 5.6 quakes occurred in the same area within 30 minutes of the first quake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a notice that potential threats to Guam and American Samoa are still under investigation.
“Based on all available data, the quake could have caused a tsunami and could be devastating even in coastal areas far from the epicenter,” said PTWC.
Based on preliminary seismic data, almost everyone at the epicenter should have felt the quake widely. It may have caused mild to moderate damage.
Moderate tremors probably occurred at Perryville, Chigic Lake, and Sandpoint.
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