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World Tsunami alert after a magnitude earthquake 8.2 off Alaska

16:54  29 july  2021
16:54  29 july  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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La mer des Tchouktches, au large de l'Alaska, aux Etats-Unis. (Illustration) AFP/Andrew Burton © (AFP / Andrew Burton) The Sea of ​​the Tchoukches off Alaska, the United States. (Illustration) AFP / Andrew Burton

A magnitude earthquake 8.2 occurred late Wednesday off the Alaska Peninsula, according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS), pushing the US authorities to trigger an alert to tsunami. The earthquake occurred 91 km southeast of the locality of Perryville, located approximately 800 km of Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. In a statement, the American Tsunamis Alert System warned that "dangerous tsunami waves" would be possible along some coasts.

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- NWS Alaska Region (@nwsalaska) July 29, 2021

Tsunami warning sirens rested in Kodiak, an island of about 6,000 inhabitants on the coast, but none tsunami has been reported according to local radio, KMXT.des videos posted on social media by journalists and people from Kodiak have shown people moving away from the coast by car while the warning sirens were heard .

Sirens Still Going Off in Kodiak Alaska Following The 8.2 Earthquake and Tsunami Warning! #Koodiak #alaska #earthquake #tsunami #warning #unitedstates pic.twitter.com/34kmmfepj7

- WX- Western Washington (@washingtonwawx) July 29, 2021

???? # Weather : Tsunami alert was issued following the massive earthquake off the coast of Alaska

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A tsunami watch was initially emitted for Hawaii, residents to stay away from the beaches, but she was lifted about two hours later.

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in October 2020, an alert to the tsunami had been triggered following a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the offshore coast of this American state, the largest of the United States . But no large-scale phenomenon had been found. The earthquake did not make a victim or major damage, in a very isolated and sparsely populated area. Alaska is part of the Pacific Firebelt, very active area for earthquakes and stretching from the Gulf of Alaska to the Russian Kamtchatka Peninsula.

On March 27, 1964, an earthquake of magnitude 9.2, the most violent ever registered in the United States and in the world, struck the anchorage area. He had lasted several minutes and caused a destructive tide wave on the entire American west coast, making a total of more than 250 victims.

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