8.2-magnitude quake hits 104 km SE of Perryville, Alaska -- USGS

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-29 23:29:54|Editor: huaxia
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 jolted 104 km southeast of Perryville, Alaska at 0615 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 32.2 km, was determined to be at 55.325 degrees north latitude and 157.841 degrees west longitude.

A tsunami advisory was issued and later canceled for the coastal areas of South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands.

There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Large earthquakes are common in the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone, it added. Enditem

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