Washington. According to local time in the Alaska Peninsula of America, a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake occurred late Wednesday night. In view of this powerful earthquake in the sea, a tsunami warning has been issued. The US Geological Survey (USGS) has given this information. The USGS said the depth of the epicenter was 45 kilometers below. However, no casualty or any major damage was reported after the tremors of the earthquake.
The US Geological Survey felt the quake at 11:15 pm, 29 miles below the surface. Its effect has been far from the center. According to the USGS, there were at least two more aftershocks, whose intensities have been given as 6.2 and 5.6. In the last seven days, no earthquake of more than a magnitude of 3 has occurred within 100 miles of this area.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 8.2 – 91 km ESE of Perryville, Alaska https://t.co/DusSgxqIuC
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) July 29, 2021
After these tremors, a tsunami warning has been issued for South Alaska, the Peninsula of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Apart from this, it has also been asked to be vigilant in Guam and Hawaii. People have been asked to move to a safer place away from the coast.
Let us tell you that Alaska comes in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is considered very active in seismic activity. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake was felt in the Talkeetna Mountains region of Alaska on the night of May 31, and mild tremors continued until Monday morning.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, the tremors were felt from Homer to Fairbanks. These tremors were very strong in Anchorage and Wasilla areas.