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A 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska.

Image Credit: VolcanoDiscovery

Minute ago a strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, 105 miles east of Sandpoint, Aleutians East, Alaska at a depth of 5.2km. Several aftershocks of magnitude between 5 and 6.2 struck the same region minutes after the original quake.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

A travel time map for the tsunami issued by NWS Tsunami alerts. Image Credit: NWS Tsunami alerts

Several towns or cities close to the epicenter most likely felt a strong shaking. A tsunami alert has been issued for Alaska and Hawaii. Towns or cities that might have felt a moderate shaking include Perryville (pop. 110) located 66 miles from the epicenter, Chignik (pop. 87) 71 miles away, Chignik Lake (pop. 73) 74 miles away, and Sandpoint (pop. 1,100) 105 miles away.

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