Thursday, July 29, 2021

8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, tsunami warning - France 24

8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, tsunami warning

A shallow 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning.

The earthquake hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) southeast of the town of Perryville, the USGS said, with a tsunami warning in effect for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula.

The US government issued a tsunami warning for Alaska's southeast.

"Hazardous tsunami waves for this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts," the US Tsunami Warning System said in a statement.

Perryville is a small village about 500 miles from Anchorage, Alaska's biggest city....


 Magnitude    Mw 8.2
Date time    2021-07-29 06:15:50.2 UTC
Location    55.60 N ; 157.97 W
Depth    40 km
Distances    781 km SSW of Anchorage, United States / pop: 298,000 / local time: 22:15:50.2 2021-07-28
162 km ENE of Sand Point, United States / pop: 1,000 / local time: 22:15:50.2 2021-07-28

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