The United States Geological Survey is reporting , A shallow 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday, a tsunami warning.
The very strong earthquake 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of of Perryville, the USGS said, with a tsunami warning in effect for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula and occurred around 10.15 p.m. wednesday night local time .The US government issued a tsunami warning for Alaska’s southeast.
The US Tsunami Warning System said in a statement. “Hazardous tsunami waves for this earthquake are possible within the next 3 hours along some coasts,”
Perryville is a small village about 500 miles from Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city. AT 29 miles deep the earthquake consider shallow .shallow earthquake are between o and 70 km in depth.
In October, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused tsunami waves in Alaska’s southern coast , but no casualties were reported.
Alaska is part of the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire.
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 the Gulf of Alaska, the US west coast, and Hawaii.
The USGS reports ,there have been at least 2 strong after shocks , including a magnitude 6.2and magnitude 5.6 . More than 250 people were killed the quake and tsunami .