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Tsunami warning issued after quake measuring 8 on Richter scale hits off coast of Alaska

Jun 24, 2014 17:00 IST

National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska on 23 June 2014 issued a tsunami warning after an earthquake measuring 8.0 on Richter scale struck off the coast of Alaska. The quake’s epicenter was measured 24 kilometer southeast of remote Little Sitkin Island in the western Aleutians at the depth of about 70 miles (114.4 km).

Later, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.

Apart from this, a major quake of 7.2-magnitude also struck off Kermadec Islands of New Zealand on the same day. The quake occurred at 73 kilometers southeast of Raoul Island with its epicenter at a depth of 30 kilometers.

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