Sun. Sep 26th, 2021

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska prompted a tsunami caution for parts of the state late Wednesday night.An earthquake was identified about 75 miles southeast of Chignik, Alaska, said the National Tsunami Warning Center, which provided the warning.The warning was in effect for south Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, stated the Weather Service in Palmer, Alaska, which cautioned that “widespread dangerous tsunami waves are possible,” based on the initial specifications of the quake.In Alaska, prior to midnight regional time, a buoy near Sand Point determined an increase in water level of about six inches. Another near Old Harbor on Kodiak Island determined simply over 8 inches.A tsunami watch was likewise quickly provided for Hawaii and canceled a little over an hour later on, the governor said on Twitter.In Kodiak, where the earthquake could be felt, tsunami sirens blared and people began relocating to higher ground.Perryville, Alaska, with a population of 113, is 57 miles northwest of the quakes center, the United States Geological Survey said. Anchorage, with a population of nearly 300,000, had to do with 500 miles north northeast.Since 1990, there have been 17 earthquakes of 8.2 magnitude or higher, according to U.S.G.S. information.

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