earthquake of magnitude 8.2 on The Alaska Peninsula triggers the tsunami warning

A snowy road with power lines in Kaktovic, Alaska.

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A superficial earthquake of magnitude 8.2 hit in the Alaska Peninsula is delayed on Wednesday, with tsunami warning in the regionauthorities said.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which struck at 22:15 (0615 GMT Thursday), was at a depth of 35 kilometers.

In Alaska, the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) has issued warnings for southern parts, the peninsula and the coastal areas of the Pacific from the entrance of Hinchinbrook to the Unimak Pass.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a warning for the American state of Hawaii and the Pacific Territory of the United States of Guam.

The NTWC said it was evaluating the level of tsunami danger for other Pacific coastal areas of the United States and Canada.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) has estimated the earthquake of magnitude of 8.0 and a depth of 10 kilometers.

The USGS had previously set the size of the earthquake at 7.2.

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