Tsunami warning lifted after magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Alaska Peninsula | Inquirer News

Tsunami warning lifted after magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Alaska Peninsula

/ 05:30 PM July 16, 2023

Alaska Peninsula

Clouds linger above the Chugach Mountains and downtown Anchorage as seen from across the waters of the Knik Arm at Earthquake Park in Anchorage, Alaska on September 17, 2022. AFP FILE PHOTO

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck the Alaska Peninsula region early on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a tsunami warning for nearby regions was issued but later withdrawn.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System withdrew a warning it had issued for coastal areas of South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula.


USGS revised the magnitude of the earthquake down from an initial reading of 7.4, and it revised the depth of the quake to 32.6 km (20.3 miles) from an initial 9.3 km.


There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties although a few Twitter accounts posted videos of tsunami sirens and strong tremors being felt.


Huge quake of magnitude 8.2 on Alaska Peninsula triggers tsunami alert

Alaska niyanig ng magnitude 7.5 na lindol; tsunami warning itinaas sa South Alaska at Alaska Peninsula

First posted 4:29 pm

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