7.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaskan Peninsula, Tsunami Warning

Tsunami Warning

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Alaskan peninsula late Saturday night, triggering a tsunami warning for the area. The earthquake was centered about 55 miles southwest of the town of Sand Point, and was felt as far away as Anchorage.

The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, issued a tsunami warning for the southern coast of Alaska and the Alaska peninsula. The warning was later downgraded to an advisory, but officials warned that coastal residents should still be on alert for possible tsunami waves.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the earthquake. However, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said that some roads and bridges in the area may be damaged.

The earthquake is the latest in a series of seismic events to hit Alaska in recent months. In January, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the state, causing widespread damage.

Alaska is located in a seismically active region, and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire is a horseshoe-shaped belt of volcanoes and earthquakes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.

Sumann Senguptaa

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