Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Alaskan Peninsula

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Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Alaskan Peninsula

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Alaskan peninsula on Saturday night, triggering a tsunami warning that was later downgraded to an advisory. The quake was centered about 55 miles southwest of Sand Point, Alaska, and was felt across the region. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 21 miles, and was the largest to hit the Alaskan peninsula since 2018. The tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia, but was later downgraded to an advisory.

The earthquake is the latest in a series of seismic events to hit the Alaskan peninsula in recent years. In 2018, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region, causing widespread damage.

  • The USGS website has a wealth of information about earthquakes, including maps, statistics, and news articles.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a website with information on how to prepare for and respond to earthquakes.
  • The Red Cross has a website with information on how to help those affected by earthquakes.

The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, cancelled an earlier tsunami advisory for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula, saying it “no longer poses a threat”.

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