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8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, tsunami warning

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Washington (AFP) – A shallow 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning. The earthquake hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) southeast of the town of Perryville, the USGS said, with a tsunami warning in effect for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula. The US government issued a tsunami warning for Alaska’s southeast. “Hazardous tsunami waves for this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts,” the US Tsunami Warning System said in a statement. Perryville is a small village…

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