A series of powerful earthquakes occurred off the coast of Alaska: 8.2 points on the Richter scale

A series of powerful earthquakes occurred off the coast of Alaska: 8.2 points on the Richter scale
A series of powerful earthquakes occurred off the coast of Alaska: 8.2 points on the Richter scale
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A series of powerful earthquakes occurred off the coast of Alaska: The first and most powerful magnitude 8.2 then 6.1 and 6.2 followed by a series of aftershocks. The epicenter lies at a depth of 32 km.

Tsunami warning announced. “This is the largest earthquake in the Alaska region since 1965,” said Michael West, a seismologist at the Alaska Earthquake Center.

Tsunami warnings have been issued in parts of the state, according to the US National Tsunami Warning Center.

These include South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, from Khinchinbrook Pass (90 miles east of Seward) to Unimak Pass, and for the Aleutian Islands, from Unimak Pass (80 miles northeast of Unalaska) to Samalga Pass in Alaska, which is 30 km … miles southwest of Nikolski.

Police in Kodiak, the largest city on Kodiak Island, have advised residents to move to higher ground.

Tsunami trackers have been issued for Hawaii, according to the National Meteorological Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

According to the NWS, the tsunami hazard level is estimated for the other Pacific coasts of the United States and Canada in North America.

  • Perryville, Alaska, US 90.9 km (56.5 mi) WNW Population: 113

  • Anchorage, Alaska, US 789 km (490.2 mi) northeast Population: 298,695
  • Eagle River, Alaska, US 809.1 km (502.8 mi) northeast Population: 24,793
  • Knick Fairview, Alaska, US 824.3 km (512.2 mi) northeast Population: 14,923
  • Juneau, Alaska, USA 1,448.6 km (900.1 mi) ENE Population: 32,756.

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