A potentially serious and extremely large-scale earthquake has slammed the State of Alaska so large #USA hasn’t seen recently.
The M8.2 Alaska quake is on the subduction zone interface. What this means is that the seafloor under the Pacific Ocean is being pushed under the Alaskan peninsula. It also means it generated a tsunami and this is a potentially dangerous development.
M 8.2 - 104 km SE of Perryville, Alaska. A tsunami warning was issued, largest wave height above tide level reported thus far was 0.7 ft. in Old Harbor, Alaska. Other tsunami warnings were canceled.
UPI - Alaska shaken by 8.2-magnitude earthquake; strongest since 1960s
An 8.2.-magnitude earthquake struck off of Alaska`s Aleutian Islands late on Wednesday and triggered a tsunami warning, officials said.
CNN - Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says | CNN
The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska`s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN.