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Magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska, tsunami warning lifted

The American Institute of Geophysics (USGS) has issued an alert for southern Alaska and the US state peninsula.

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 occurred late Wednesday, July 28 off the Alaska Peninsula, according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS). The earthquake occurred at 10:15 p.m. local time (8:15 a.m. Thursday morning in France) 91 km southeast of the town of Perryville, located some 800 km from Anchorage, according to the USGS. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System issued an alert for southern Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula,  before lifting it three hours later.

The American Institute of Geophysics first warned of “dangerous tsunami waves” along certain coasts, before specifying two hours later that these waves would remain less than 21 centimeters above sea level. tide. A tsunami watch was initially issued for Hawaii with residents to stay away from beaches, but it was lifted about two hours later. Five aftershocks were recorded within 90 minutes of the quake, the largest at magnitude 6.2, according to the USGS.

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