7.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Alaska’s coast

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is reported that the quake could have caused a tsunami
14:00, 22 July 2020

An earthquake in Alaska

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 hit the coast of Alaska this morning, CNN reports.

The quake was centered 60 miles, or 98 kilometers, south-southeast, of Perryville, Alaska. It is considered shallow at about 10 kilometers deep.

"Anything below 70 kilometers is considered a shallow quake. That is important, because shallow earthquakes often cause the most damage, compared to the ones that are deeper, regardless of the strength," CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar noted.

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It is worth noting that quakes between magnitudes 7.6 to 7.8 have the potential to produce destructive tsunamis.

As of now, all tsunami warnings and advisories were canceled.

As we reported earlier, on June 1, seismologists recorded a 3.2-magnitude in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

"On June 1, 2020, the Main Center for Special Control registered an earthquake in the Ivano-Frankivsk region," the statement said.

The source of the earthquake was observed near the town of Dolyna at a depth of two kilometers at 7:22 am.

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