Alaska: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 on the Richter scale occurred 91 km east-southeast of Perryville in Alaska, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) informed on Thursday. Shortly after the termors, the US government issued a tsunami warning for Alaska’s southeast.Also Read - 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Sulawesi, Indonesia: Report
“Hazardous tsunami waves for this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts,” the US Tsunami Warning System said in a statement.
No loss of life or property has been reported so far.
On January 23, an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings. The quake struck at 0931 GMT in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 kilometers southeast of the town of Kodiak. The epicenter was 10 kilometers under the seabed. Following this, tsunami warnings were issued for Alaska and the west coast of Canada.