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8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Alaskan peninsula

The earthquake struck a spot 490 miles southwest of Anchorage at around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 12:28 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2021 7:46 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- According to the U.S. Geological Survey a magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit along Alaska's peninsula Wednesday night.

The agency said the earthquake struck a spot 490 miles southwest of Anchorage at around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The earthquake had a depth of 28 miles.

According to the National Weather Service tsunami warnings were put in place for Alaska and a tsunami watch for Hawaii. The tsunami warnings and watch for both states were lifted a couple hours after the earthquake.

This is the largest magnitude earthquake the U.S. Geological Survey has recorded in the country since 1965. 

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