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Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake – KION546

Madeline Holcomb and Joe Sutton, CNN

Some parts of Alaska have been warned of tsunamis after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast. United States Geological Survey..

According to the USGS, the very strong quake occurred about 56 miles (91 km) southeast of Perryville, Alaska, around 10:15 pm local time Wednesday night.

At a depth of 29 miles (46.7 km), the quake is considered shallow. The depth of shallow earthquakes is 0-70 km.

The USGS reported that there were at least two strong aftershocks, including a preliminary magnitude 6.2 and a magnitude 5.6.

Tsunami warning Issued About parts of the state, according to the US National Tsunami Warning Center.

They are included From South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, Hinchinbrook Entrance (90 miles east of Seward) to Unimak Pass, and in the case of the Aleutian Islands, from Unimak Pass (80 miles northeast of Unalaska) to Samalga Pass (30 miles southwest) of Alaska. ..

Police Kodiak, The largest town on Kodiak Island advised residents to move to higher ground, adding that the high school was open as a refuge.

Kodiak is located near the northwestern tip of Kodiak Island, the largest island in Alaska and the second largest island in the United States.

A tsunami clock was issued for Hawaii, but was later canceled. “Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat,” said the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

According to the NWS, tsunami risk levels are being assessed in other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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