Tsunami warning issued as magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits off shore of Alaska – USGS

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The USGS has issued a preliminary report of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 10km striking 100km offshore of Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued for coastal areas.

The quake struck at approximately 06:12:42 (UTC). The US Tsunami Warning System raised the alarm over ‘hazardous waves’ due to strike coastal communities from Sand Point to Kodiak and Cold Bay.

Alaska is a state located in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia.

Source: www.rt.com

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