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Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2 magnitude quake hits Alaska

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday night following a big earthquake off the Alaska peninsula.

According to Honolulu Star Advertiser, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center listed the magnitude as 8.1 and stated “an investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii.” But the U.S. Geological Survey stated the quake was magnitude 8.2 and hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, at about 8:15 p.m. The quake was about 29 miles beneath the floor of the ocean, based on USGS.

Two different earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2 and 5.6 occurred in the identical space inside a half hour of the primary one, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a discover that the potential risk to Guam and American Samoa was nonetheless below investigation.

“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,” PTWC stated.

Based on the preliminary seismic knowledge, the quake ought to have been broadly felt by nearly everybody within the space of the epicenter. It might need triggered mild to average injury.

Moderate shaking in all probability occurred in Perryville, Chignik Lake and Sandpoint.

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