Alaska earthquake: Magnitude 8.2 quake reported off coast, sparks tsunami warning

PERRYVILLE, Alaska — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the Alaska coast late Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.

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According to the agency, the quake, which occurred about 10:15 p.m. Alaska time Wednesday, was centered about 57 miles east-southeast of Perryville at a depth of 29 miles. Two other earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.5 occurred in the same area within the next half-hour, the agency reported.

Following the initial quake, authorities issued a tsunami watch for Hawaii and a tsunami warning for parts of the Alaska coast. Those were later lifted.

No information about possible damage or injuries was immediately available.

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