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Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning after tremendous tremor of 7.8 m off the coast



Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning after tremendous tremor of 7.8 m off the coast

  • The flat quake hit Wednesday at 6:12 p.m. and triggered a tsunami warning
  • It hit about 500 miles southwest of Anchorage and 60 miles south of Perryville

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan coast has created a tsunami risk for the area.

The flat, six-mile-wide quake started on Wednesday at 6:12 p.m. GMT or on Wednesday at 11:25 p.m. PST.

It was felt as far as Anchorage, 500 miles away, and hit about 60 miles southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, according to the US Geological Survey.

A distance of 200 miles around the quake's epicenter was monitored for a tsunami – a large water wave triggered by the dramatic shift in tectonic plates during an earthquake.

More will follow.

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