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8.2 magnitude quake off Alaskan peninsula, causes small tsunami

AFP
July 30, 2021

Washington: An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, generating small waves but no major tsunami. The earthquake hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) southeast of the town of Perryville, the USGS said. The quake struck at 10:15 pm Wednesday (0615 GMT Thursday). Perryville is a small village about 500 miles from Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city. The US government’s National Tsunami Warning Center immediately issued a tsunami alert for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula.