Tsunami alert lifted after 8.2 Alaska quake
Tsunami warnings were lifted for Alaska and the rest of Pacific after a huge earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck the seismically active US state in the late hours on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property. Several Alaskan coastal communities were evacuated following the quake. The US Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 10:15 pm local time (0615 GMT Thursday), was at a depth of 35 km. It struck about 91 km east-southeast of Perryville, about 800 km from Anchorage, Alaska's biggest city. In Alaska, small tsunami waves measuring under a foot above tide level were observed, according to the US National Tsunami Warning Center.