Tsunami advisory in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake.
Parts of Alaska are under tsunami advisories after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the state’s coast, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey.
The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and occurred around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night local time, USGS said.
At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the earthquake is considered shallow. Shallow earthquakes are between 0 and 70 km in depth.
“This event was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak,” according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
There have been at least two strong aftershocks, including a preliminary magnitude 6.2 and magnitude 5.6, the USGS reports.