Huge Magnitude 8.2 EARTHQUAKE Strikes Alaska Peninsula triggering tsunami alert | July 29, 2021

A strong and shallow earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck the Alaskan peninsula late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami warnings in the U.S. state and heightened surveillance across the pacific.

There were no immediate reports of loss of property or life. Tsunami warning sirens were sounded. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which struck at 10:15 p.m. local time (0615 GMT Thursday), was at a depth of 35 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said it had cancelled warnings of possible tsunami threats issued to Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

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