Tsunami Warning Raised in Alaska After 8.2 Quake

The National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) has issued warnings for the southern parts of the Alaskan Peninsula and Hawaii after a magnitude 8.2 quake.

There were no reports yet of injuries or structural damage but Kodiak police have advised all residents to seek shelter on higher ground.

According to the USGS, the 8.2 quake struck 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska with a depth of 35 km and occurred around 10:15 p.m.

The USGS added that the quake was followed by a preliminary magnitude 6.2 and magnitude 5.6 aftershock. 

Japan and New Zealand authorities are still assessing on whether there are also tsunami dangers in their areas. 

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