A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the Alaskan peninsula in the United States and parts of Canada at 11:45am IST on Thursday.
The earthquake resulted in issuance of a Tsunami alert across the Alaskan Peninsula.
However, as per latest inputs, the Tsunami alert has been lifted.
12:35 AM AKDT update: the tsunami warning has been lifted, but is still an advisory from Samalga Pass to Hinchinbrook Entrance (90 miles E of Seward).
Aftershocks have been occurring & are expected to continue, and we will post about significant events.
Stay vigilant, Alaska!
— Alaska Earthquake Center (@AKearthquake) July 29, 2021
The earthquake hit 91 kilometers southeast of the town of Perryville in Kentucky state of United States.
Perryville is a small village around 800 kilometres Alaska’s biggest city of Anchorage.
A Tsunami alert has already been issued for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula.
At least five aftershocks have been recorded with the largest being of 6.2 magnitude.
#BREAKING : 8.2 strong #earthquake rocks the coast of #alaska. #tsunami warning. This is the strngst #earthquake after 2018. Pray for the people of Alaska. Stay strong. Prayer?? pic.twitter.com/qDLZwo1xu1
— cheikaba h (@CheikabaH) July 29, 2021
Damage to public and pprivate properties have been reported from various cities along the Alaskan coast.
Meanwhile, the US administration has started mass evacuation of population residing along the coastal cities, town and villages.
Residents of Homer Alaska evacuate & head to higher ground as a Tsunami warning is issued following an earthquake off the coast of the Alaska peninsula pic.twitter.com/wBWYp4weeE
— Loyal to the soil (@lazylefty) July 29, 2021