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Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits near Alaska peninsula, tsunami warning issued


The earthquake prompted the US National Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami warning for the region.

The magnitude 7.8 quake had its epicenter at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck off the south-south eastern coast of the Alaskan peninsula on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake, with an epicenter at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), prompted the US National Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami warning for the region.

The Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami warning was in effect for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, Pacific Coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska to Unimak Pass, Alaska.


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