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.