Tremors recorded on Thursday, 29, were the biggest in decades; so far, there is no record of victims
O Alaska registered on the night of this Wednesday, 28, a earthquake of 8.2 degrees of magnitude on the Richter scale, one of the largest tremors recorded in recent decades. Because of the tremor, an alert tsunami was issued by local authorities in an area of 1600 kilometers, forcing thousands of residents to leave their homes. The alert was suspended hours later, after a wave of lesser impact was registered. So far, there have been no deaths, injuries or structural damage to buildings. According to the local meteorological service, the quake was the largest recorded since 1965, when an earthquake measuring 8.7 was recorded. The highest occurrence of the type was in 1964, with an earthquake measuring 9.2 degrees on the Richter scale.
WATCH: This video was captured by Aaron Merculief from a home in Cold Bay toward the end of the magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Southwest Alaska. The quake is the largest recorded in the state since 1965.
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