Magnitude 8.2 earthquake on Alaska Peninsula; tsunami alert canceled

Tsunami warnings were lifted for Alaska and the rest of the Pacific after a huge earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck the seismically active U.S. state Wednesday.

  • Tsunami warnings were lifted for Alaska and the rest of the Pacific after a huge earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck the seismically active U.S. state in the late hours on Wednesday.
  • There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property.
  • The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) canceled warnings issued for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, while the public broadcaster NHK said there was no risk to Japan. Authorities in New Zealand also said they did not expect any flooding in coastal areas.

Source: Magnitude 8.2 earthquake on Alaska Peninsula; tsunami alert canceled