Strong M 7.4 EARTHQUAKE Strikes ALASKA PENINSULA | July 16, 2023

US tsunami warning issued after 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Alaska Peninsula region

The tsunami warning covered the areas of South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula and regions of the Pacific near to the earthquake.

A tsunami warning has been issued after an earthquake in the Alaska Peninsula region, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said.

The US Tsunami Warning System issued the threat for nearby regions after the earthquake, which struck early on Sunday.

A warning alerts the public that widespread flooding is imminent, expected or occurring as a result of a tsunami. Flooding may also continue for hours after its arrival.

The “notable quake” was initially read at a 7.4 magnitude, but this was revised to 7.2 by the USGS.

The initial depth of 9.3km (5.78 miles) was also revised to 32.6 km (20.3 miles) a short time later.

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