Earthquake triggers Alaska
Earthquake triggers Alaska

A major 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Alaska that triggered small tsunami waves Monday. No immediate reports of casualties or damage has been reported, said the agencies. Southern coast of the remote US state was warned of  tsunami and the residents were evacuated. The thinly populated Alaska Peninsula was also evacated. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has informed. 

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The earthquake stopped at the state's largest city of Anchorage, located some 600 miles (1,000 km) from the epicenter and at the end of that gulf. And the tsunami warning was demoted to a less-severe advisory, NOAA stating the affected areas "should not expect widespread inundation."About the recordings, Two-foot waves were recorded at the tiny nearby city of Sand Point, 60 miles (100km) from the epicenter of the quake that struck at a depth of 25 miles (40 km). Risk zone extended hundreds of miles northeast to the entry of the Cook Inlet. A resident from Cold bay has said all the recliners and bookcases were moving around and i have to hold one of them up, explained how he faced the eathquake.

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Earlier three months ago a 7.8 magnitude earthquake strucked the region. The strongest ever recorded in North America is 9.2-magnitude earthquake in March 1964. The tsunami slammed the Gulf of Alaska, the US west coast, and Hawaii. More than 250 people were killed by the quake and the tsunami.

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