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Massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake sets off tsunami warning in Alaska



A magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting authorities to warn people in the area to move away from the coast in case it causes a tsunami.

The quake hit 256 km (157 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km at 0931 GMT, the US Geological Survey said.

“If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground. Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring,” Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said in a warning for Alaska and British Columbia.




Tsunami warnings for parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast and Hawaii were issued.