8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, tsunami warning

 A strong earthquake measuring 8.2 magnitude struck off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday, generating small waves but no major tsunami, said the United States Geological Survey.

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.

Small waves hit the coast of Kodiak, according to a broadcaster on local radio station KMXT. She said authorities had lifted evacuation orders, with no reports of any damage.

“This is the largest earthquake to happen in the Alaska region since 1965,” Michael West, state seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center, told Alaska Public Media.

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