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Tsunami warning issued for parts of Alaska after 8.2 quake

Earthquake graphic.
Earthquake graphic.(AP)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:57 AM EDT
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PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) - A tsunami warning was issued for parts of Alaska after a large earthquake struck the peninsula.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was magnitude 8.2 and hit 56 miles east southeast of Perryville, Alaska at about 8:15 p.m.

The quake was about 29 miles below the surface of the ocean, according to USGS.

Wednesday’s earthquake was the strongest in the U.S. in more than 50 years. The quake was so strong that it was detected by seismic recorders in Kentucky.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, from Hinchinbrook Entrance, 90 miles east of Seward, to Unimak Pass, and for the Aleutian Islands, from Unimak Pass, 80 miles northeast of Unalaska, to Samalga Pass, Alaska, which is 30 miles southwest of Nikolski.

A tsunami warning issued for Hawaii has been canceled.

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