Magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the US state of Alaska: tsunami warning issued

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) said in a statement that there had been a magnitude 8.2 earthquake on the Alaska Peninsula.

The USGS added that the quake occurred at a depth of 35 km.

“This is the largest earthquake to have occurred in the Alaska region since 1965,” said seismologist Michael West of the Alaska Earthquake Center.

The US Tsunami Warning System has issued a tsunami alert for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific.

While Alaska is part of the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, the last time a 9.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the region in 1964, at least 250 people died in the quake. earth and tsunami.

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