Tsunami warning issued as magnitude 7.8 quake jolts Alaska

TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) – A preliminary 7.8-magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska, according to the US Geological Survey.

According to a report by USGS on Wednesday, the quake hit at about 11:12 p.m. PST. It had a depth of six miles and was centered 60 miles south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska.

The quake prompted a tsunami warning to be issued for Alaska.

It was felt as far away as Anchorage, which is 500 miles away.


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