Tremors were felt in the Alaska Peninsula of America on Wednesday night. The magnitude of this earthquake has been given as 8.2 on the Rector Scale. These tremors were so strong that a tsunami warning has been issued after them. Terrible destruction has been feared due to the aftershocks. At present, information about the damage caused by the earthquake is awaited. The US Geological Survey felt the quake at 11:15 p.m. 29 miles below the surface. Its effect is far from the center. According to the USGS, there were at least two more aftershocks, whose magnitudes have been given at 6.2 and 5.6. In the last seven days, no earthquake of more than a magnitude of 3 has occurred within 100 miles of this area. After these tremors, a tsunami warning has been issued for South Alaska, the Peninsula of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. According to reports, because the earthquake is not very low to the ground, it may not cause as much damage as the waves of tsunami that arise due to it. At the same time, the damage on the west coast of the country is being assessed. The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Apart from this, caution has also been asked in Guam and Hawaii. People have been asked to move to a safer place away from the coast.
The region of Alaska is extremely active
Alaska is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is considered very active in seismic activity. It was here in March 1964 that North America’s most devastating earthquake was recorded, with a magnitude of 9.2 on the Richter scale. It caused great destruction in Anchorage, the Gulf of Alaska, the West Coast of America and Hawaii. More than 250 people died in the earthquake and tsunami.
[Attribution to NBT]