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Magnitude 8.2 earthquake hits Alaska

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 06:37:33-05

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has been detected about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, in the Gulf of Alaska, according to preliminary figures from the United States Geological Survey.

The quake had a depth of about 6 miles, according to USGS.

A tsunami warning is in effect for southeast and south Alaska, including the Alaska peninsula, Aleutian islands and British Columbia in Canada.

A tsunami watch is in effect for California, Oregon and Washington, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.