Massive 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles US; Tsunami Warning Issued

A massive earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rattled the Alaska Peninsula region, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Following the seismic activity, a tsunami warning has been issued for certain areas of the US state. The earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 9.3 km (5.78 miles), according to the USGS.

The tremors were felt across various regions, including the Alaskan Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, and the Cook Inlet, as confirmed by the Alaska Earthquake Centre. This event highlights the seismically active nature of Alaska, which lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire.

It is worth noting that Alaska has experienced powerful earthquakes in the past. In March 1964, a devastating 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck, making it the strongest ever recorded in North America. Anchorage was severely impacted, and a destructive tsunami hit the Gulf of Alaska, the US west coast, and even Hawaii. Tragically, the quake and subsequent tsunami claimed the lives of over 250 individuals.

The authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of residents in the affected areas.

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