22 Jul 2020

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits near Alaska peninsula - USGS

8:16 pm on 22 July 2020

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has struck off the south-south eastern coast of the Alaskan peninsula, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake, with an epicenter at a depth of 10km, happened at 6.12pm (UTC) and prompted the US National Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami warning for the region.

The Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami warning was in effect for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, Pacific Coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska to Unimak Pass, Alaska.