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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : January 23, 2018, 05:58
Duration : 01:27

Earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck southeast Alaska, Tsunami warning issued

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck 250 km southeast of Chiniak in Alaska, according to U.S. Geological Survey earthquake on Tuesday morning. A tsunami warning has been issued. The quake hit 157 miles southeast of Chiniak at about 12.30am local time. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, "Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter." It was at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey reported. It prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Alaska and Canada as well as a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast.

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