Alaska Earthquake: 7.2 Magnitude Tremor Triggers Tsunami Alert

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Late Saturday night (Alaska Time Zone), a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in southern Alaska reportedly triggered a temporary tsunami warning, although it was later cancelled after approximately one hour.

The Aleutian Islands, the Alaskan Peninsula, and Cook Inlet regions reported feeling the effects of the earthquake. Social media videos revealed that residents were evacuated in the late hours following a warning issued at Kodiak, Alaska.

In a social media post, the United States Geological Survey said , the earthquake took place on Saturday at 10:48 PM 106 KM (65.8 Miles) south of Sand Point, Alaska with magnitude 7.2

Saturday night Alaska Earthquake with 7.2 magnitude destruction visuals.

According to the American National Weather Service , the earthquake was reported at a depth of 13 miles (21 kilometers), which resulted a tsunami warning. After the alert, the agency retracted the advice approximately an hour later.

The National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska, tweeted prior to the cancellation that there was no anticipation of an impact on Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula, but the tsunami advisory pertained to the coastal regions between Chignik Bay to Unimak Pass.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency declared there was no threat to the islands right after the tsunami warning was issued.

Eight aftershocks, including one with a magnitude of 5.0, were thought to have occurred in the same area of Alaska within three minutes of the original quake. Residents were warned not to enter dangerous locations again without first getting permission from the local emergency services.

It was noted by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center that minor elevation changes could possibly take place.

Every year, thousands of earthquakes occur in Alaska, the majority of which are too shallow and small to be felt. The second-largest earthquake ever recorded occurred there, making Alaska the most seismically active state in the USA, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. A 9.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Prince William Sound in 1964 severely damaged south-central Alaska.

Alaska

On North America’s northwest coast is the U.S. state of Alaska. It shares a marine boundary with Russian territory and borders with British Columbia in Canada to the east and the Pacific Ocean is at south. In terms of area, Alaska is the largest US state in terms of land area.

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