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Preliminary magnitude 8.2 earthquake shakes Alaska

2021-07-29T07:11:37.076Z

According to preliminary data from the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck 91 km east-southeast of Perryville, Alaska.



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A very strong earthquake hit the coast of Alaska.

According to preliminary data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck 91 km east-southeast of Perryville, Alaska.

As a result, there have been at least two strong aftershocks, one of preliminary magnitude 6.2 and the other of magnitude 5.6, the USGS reports.

Tsunami warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tsunami watch for parts of Alaska.

The tsunami warning is in effect for:

SOUTHERN ALASKA AND THE ALASKAN PENINSULA, Pacific coasts from Hinchinbrook Entrance, Alaska to Unimak Pass, Alaska.

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ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Unimak Pass, Alaska to Samalga Pass, Alaska (30 miles SW of Nikolski)

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Source: cnnespanol

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