Magnitude 8.2 quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

  23 January 2018    Read: 1944
Magnitude 8.2 quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 hit 256 km (157 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km at 0931 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

 

The quake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire U.S. west coast, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System said. 

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