Major 8.2 Quake Hits Off Alaskan Coast, No Tsunami

CNN reports:

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the earthquake is considered shallow. “This event was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak,” according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

A tsunami warning issued for portions of the state shortly after the quake has been canceled for the coastal areas of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, according to the latest update from the NWS National Tsunami Warning Center. “A tsunami was generated by this event, but no longer poses a threat,” the center said.

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