7.8 magnitude Earthquake hits off Alaska, triggering tsunami warning

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7.8 magnitude Earthquake hits off Alaska, triggering tsunami warning

Alaskan peninsula, south Alaska the Aleutian Islands woke late Tuesday to the warnings of tsunami as the shallow quake of magnitude 7.8 hit off followed by several aftershocks, the strongest measuring 5.7. Alaska is part of the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire.

It had a depth of 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) and was centered 60 miles (96 kilometers) south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska. “Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake epicenter,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning was called off early hours on Wednesday. Based on the immediate reports there has been no damage or casualties.

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