Tsunami warnings lifted after 8.2 quake off Alaska

A map shows the location of an earthquake south of the Alaska Peninsula.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening about 56 miles southeast of Perryville, Alaska.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A tsunami warning was canceled for parts of Alaska and the rest of the Pacific after a large earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was magnitude 8.2 and hit 56 miles east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. The quake was about 29 miles below the surface of the ocean, according to USGS.

A tsunami warning issued for Hawaii has been canceled.

Two other earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2 and 5.6 occurred in the same area within a half hour of the first one, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.


Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property.

Moderate shaking probably occurred in Perryville, Chignik Lake and Sandpoint.

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