Tsunami alert after 8.2 earthquake near Alaska |  abroad

Tsunami alert after 8.2 earthquake near Alaska | abroad

The epicenter was 60 miles southeast of the village of Perryville.

The United States, among other countries, issued a warning for Alaska and a number of islands. The chance of a tsunami is still being investigated for other parts. An alarm bell was also sounded in Hawaii.

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The US National Tsunami Warning Center has already calculated when a potential tsunami could reach certain parts of the world, such as the US West Coast.

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Even New Zealand is investigating the possibility of a tsunami. He will then reach the coast of that country within 12 hours. However, all authorities assure that the investigation is still ongoing.

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Alaska also issued a tsunami warning last October after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake. This led to evacuations, but in the end there were no casualties. In 1964, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America. Then the tsunami hit the coastal areas of the United States. More than 250 were killed.

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According to the famous American meteorologist Matthew Capchey, the Pacific plate has shifted below the North American plate. “This causes large volumes of seawater to be stirred up.”

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“The earthquake created a shockwave that moved the ground at four inches per second,” Capchey says. “It doesn’t look like much, but keep in mind that the whole scene is moving.”

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