7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Off Alaska Peninsula, Triggers Tsunami Warning

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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula. (Representational)

Washington, United States:

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning for areas within 200 miles (300 kilometers) of the epicenter.

The shallow quake hit at 0612 GMT Wednesday about 500 miles southwest of Anchorage, and around 60 miles south-southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, the US Geological Survey said. 

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