The 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska was the strongest since 1965

It caused a tsunami that hit the Gulf of Alaska, the west coast of the United States, and Hawaii.

An earthquake of magnitude 8.2, recorded on Wednesday off the coast of the US state of Alaska, was the strongest since 1965. This was reported on Thursday by CBS with reference to seismologists.

According to him, an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 was registered in March 1964.

According to the US Geological Survey, the greatest damage was caused to the city of Anchorage as a result of the disaster. In addition, the earthquake caused a tsunami that hit the Gulf of Alaska, the west coast of the United States, and Hawaii.

Earlier, the US Geological Survey reported an earthquake near Alaska, whose magnitude was 8.2. The epicenter was located at a distance of 789 km northeast of Anchorage, where about 298 thousand people live. The hearth lay at a depth of 46.7 km. According to the service, about 28 aftershocks were recorded after the earthquake.

After the earthquake, the US National Tsunami Warning Center announced a tsunami threat. At the moment, the threat has been removed for the coastal areas of the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, the southern coast of Alaska, and Hawaii and Guam. Residents of dangerous areas are not recommended to return until the local authorities declare the territories safe.

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