After the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that shook Alaska this Wednesday the National Coordination of Civil Protection assured that There are no tsunami alerts.
“Based on information from the # 7.8 earthquake registered in Perryville, #Alaska at 01:13 h, the Tsunami Warning Center #CAT of @SEMAR_mx, reports that the generation of a #Tsunami is NOT expected for the coasts of the Mexican Pacific ”, he explained on Twitter.
The earthquake was registered in an area of 300 kilometers around the epicenter, 800 kilometers southwest of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and 96 kilometers from the remote town of Perryville, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The sirens sounded and the authorities asked citizens to take refuge in the interior of the state or in high places.
The quake was felt hundreds of kilometers away and several aftershocks were recorded, the strongest of magnitude 5.7, although so far no victims have been registered.
Alaska is part of the call Pacific Ring of Fire, a seismic and volcanic zone spanning the west coast of the Americas and east Asia, as well as the islands of Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and New Zealand.
On March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake, the most violent ever recorded, struck the Anchorage area, Alaska’s main city. The quake lasted several minutes and caused a tsunami across the west coast of the United States that killed more than 250 people.
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