An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck south of Alaska at about 10:15 pm on Wednesday. After this, tsunami warnings were issued for Alaska & Hawaii. The earthquake struck at a depth of 29 miles. It was the largest quake in the U.S. since 1965.

         

Tsunami warning issued for Hawaii, other areas after 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska

WHAT?

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck just south of the Alaska Peninsula.

WHEN?

The quake was reported at about 10:15 pm on Wednesday, 30/07/2021.

HOW?

The quake was about 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) offshore and 29 miles (46 kilometers) below the surface of the North Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The largest earthquake in the United States in the last half-century produced a lot of shaking but spared Alaska any major damage in a sparsely populated region.

A tsunami warning for Alaska was canceled early Thursday when communities started reporting minor wave sizes, some just over a half foot (15.2 centimeters). A tsunami watch that also had been issued for Hawaii was canceled.

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The Alaska Earthquake Center said on its website that it was the largest quake in the U.S. since a magnitude 8.7 quake in the Aleutians in 1965.