Tsunami warning after major earthquake off coast of Alaska
The Metro says: A major earthquake has rocked the Alaska Peninsula, with fears that a tsunami could soon follow.
People living close to the coast have been urged to move to higher ground as tsunami sirens were set off in the city of Kodiak.
The quake has a magnitude of 8.2 – the strongest of the year – and took place 20 miles under the sea, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.
It struck 60 miles south-east from the the city of Chignik at 10.15pm local time, the service added.
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