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Tsunami warning after 7.4 earthquake hits Alaskan peninsula: USGS

WASHINGTON: A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska peninsula late Saturday native time, triggering a tsunami warning, america Geological Survey (USGS) stated.
The shallow quake hit at 10.48pm Saturday (0648 GMT Sunday), about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southwest of the small city of Sand Level, the company added.
The Nationwide Tsunami Warning Middle in Palmer, Alaska stated a tsunami warning was in impact for south Alaksa and the Alaska peninsula.
“For different US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, the extent of tsunami hazard is being evaluated.”
Alaska is a part of the seismically energetic Pacific Ring of Fireplace.
Alaska was hit by a 9.2-magnitude earthquake in March 1964, the strongest ever recorded in North America. It devastated Anchorage and unleashed a tsunami that slammed the Gulf of Alaska, the US west coast, and Hawaii.
Greater than 250 individuals have been killed by the quake and the tsunami.

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