JUST IN: Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake Hits Alaska Today (July 22)

A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Perryville, Alaska earlier today, July 22, 2020.

Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake Hits Alaska Today (July 22)
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Earthquakes hit without prior signs/warnings most of the time. Recently, several places in the country were struck off by quakes with different magnitudes.

Among the recent jolts that occurred around the world are the series of quakes in Alaska which include a Magnitude 5.7 and Magnitude 6.1.

Meanwhile, based on the latest earthquake bulletin of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off Perryville, Alaska earlier hit at a depth of 28 kilometers.

The epicenter of the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake was located at 105 kilometers South South-East of Perryville.

The tremor was felt as far as Anchorage, the largest city in the country, which is about 500 miles away from the epicenter.

A tsunami warning has been raised to South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands.

Some areas were severely damaged following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has resulted in 10 aftershocks including a Magnitude 5.7 and Magnitude 6.1.

Lumen defined Magnitude 7 with an intensity of 8 or higher as “damage slight in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage great in poorly built structures. Fall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Heavy furniture overturned.”

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