An enormous 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the present day struck the Alaska Peninsula area, based on america Geological Survey (USGS). A tsunami warning was issued for some areas of the US state after the earthquake.
The quake which was at a depth of 9.3 km (5.78 miles), USGS stated.
Notable quake, preliminary information: M 7.4 – 106 km S of Sand Level, Alaska https://t.co/ftepDWDKb7
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) July 16, 2023
The Alaska Earthquake Centre stated that tremors have been felt throughout the Alaskan Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands and the Prepare dinner Inlet areas.
Alaska is a part of the seismically energetic Pacific Ring of Fireplace.
Alaska was hit by a 9.2-magnitude earthquake in March 1964, the strongest ever recorded in North America. It devastated Anchorage and unleashed a tsunami that slammed the Gulf of Alaska, the US west coast, and Hawaii.
Greater than 250 individuals have been killed by the quake and the tsunami.