Monday, 27 Sep 2021

Tsunami warning after major earthquake off coast of Alaska

A major earthquake has rocked the Alaska Peninsula, with fears that a tsunami could follow.

The quake has a magnitude of 8.1 and took place 11 miles under the sea, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.

It struck 60 miles south-east from the the city of Chignik, the service added.

A tsunami warning has since been issued for the U.S. Pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake’s magnitude was 7.2 and took place 22 miles below sea level.

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