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Tsunami alert issued after 7.8 quake hits Alaska isles

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A powerful 7.8 earthquake has struck the Alaska Peninsula and a tsunami warning has been issued.

A powerful 7.8 earthquake has struck the Alaska Peninsula and a tsunami warning has been issued.

According to the US Geological Survey, the 7.8 magnitude quake struck at about 11.12 pm local time.

It had a depth of 9.6 kilometres and was centered 96 kilometres south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska.

The tsunami warning was issued for South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands.

A tsunami advisory was posted for some areas nearby. For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, there is no tsunami threat.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/alaska-earthquake-powerful-7-point-8-quake-hits-alaska-tsunami-alert/4b92a9e3-dae4-4baa-83cc-c42bdaad3caa

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