New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Tsunami warning has been issued in the United States after a massive 7.8 earthquake hit Alaska on Wednesday. The high-intensity earthquake hit 75 miles south of Chignik in Alaska, according to the USGS. Following the earthquake, officials have issued tsunami warning for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula.

According to the warning issued by the US Tsunami Warning System, Tsunami activity is likely to occur in the next hour along the Alaskan coast. People have been advised to take higher grounds.

"Sand Point could be hit at 11.15pm local time (8.15am BST), Kodiak at 12.05am (9.05am BST) and Cold Bay at 12.15am (9.15am BST)," the US Tsunami Warning System said.

The alert said that people are advised to move out of the water, off the beach and away from harbors and take high ground above the designated tsunami hazard zones.

"If you are in a tsunami warning area, evacuate inland or to higher ground above and beyond designated tsunami hazard zones or move to an upper floor of a multi-story building depending on your situation. Move out of the water, off the beach, and away from harbors, marinas, breakwaters, bays and inlets," the alert said.

 

"Be alert to and follow instructions from your local emergency officials because they may have more detailed of specific information for your location."

The depth of the earthquake was 10 km and it landed in the so-called 'Ring of Fire', an area highly prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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Posted By: Shashikant Sharma