USA-Alaska: Earthquake Mw 7,8

This morning a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 manifested itself off the coast of Alaska. The hypocenter was at a depth of 17 kilometers. The epicenter was located 84 kilometers south of Perryville. A tsunami alarm was sounded. People on the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands were asked to go to higher ground. The data is from the EMSC and may still be subject to change.

Strong earthquakes could effect nearby volcanoes. A few kilometers north of Pennyville is Mount Veniaminof. The volcanoes Mount Pavlof and Mount Chiginagak are also located around the epicenter.

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