Amidst various news regarding the disasters triggered by the novel coronavirus, others terrible events are occurring all over the globe.
People in Alaska have been hit by tragedy. It’s been just reported by CNN that the Alaskan coast has been hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake.
According to officials, this is the strongest one that has been seen in decades.
“The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964,” an official told CNN.
Massive replicas have also been reported
It’s been also revealed that this very strong quake was located “about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday,” the US Geological Survey said.
At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the earthquake is considered shallow, despite what one might believe.
“This event was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak.”
This is what the Alaska Earthquake Center stated.
CNN revealed that there had been at least two strong aftershocks, including a preliminary magnitude 6.2 and magnitude 5.6, the USGS reported.
We are now all clear and anxiously awaited for any announcement about a wave hitting (our) island.”
This is what Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson told CNN in an email.
“The Emergency Operations Council was up and working monitoring and informing the public of any updates. Citizens did (evacuate).This was the strongest earthquake since 1964 and our 3rd evacuation in 18 months. But we are all good and grateful now.”
Unfortunately, as you might expect, there’s also a tsunami warning released for the area.
“A tsunami was generated by this event, but no longer poses a threat,” the centre said.
We suggest that you check out the complete news in CNN’s article in order to learn more about all the details that are available.
CNN also noted that the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated for the other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, according to the NWS.