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An official informed CNN that the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the biggest since 1964.

Around 10:15 p.m., a very large earthquake struck around 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska. The US Geological Survey announced the discovery on Wednesday. The earthquake is classified shallow because it is just 29 miles deep (46.7 kilometers). According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, “this event was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula including Kodiak.”

After an earthquake on Friday, a car is trapped in a crumbled section of an off-ramp from Minnesota Drive, a major road in Anchorage, Alaska.

According to the USGS, there have been at least two powerful aftershocks, with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2 and 5.6. In an email to CNN, Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson said, “We are presently all clear and anxiously awaiting any announcement concerning a wave reaching (our) island.” “The Emergency Operations Council was on the job, monitoring the situation and notifying the public about any developments.” Citizens took action (evacuate).

“This incident caused a tsunami, but it is no longer a hazard,” the center stated. Following the tremor, police in Kodiak, the largest settlement on the island of Kodiak, recommended inhabitants to seek higher ground, noting that the high school was open as an evacuation site.

“This was the most powerful earthquake since 1964, and we had to evacuate for the third time in 18 months. But now we’re all fine and grateful.” According to the most recent update from the National Tsunami Warning Center, a tsunami warning issued for parts of Alaska shortly after the quake has been discontinued for the coastal areas of South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands.

“Kodiak has been dropped to Tsunami Advisory level, however we are not all clear,” the Kodiak Police Department wrote in a message when the alerts moved from warnings to advisories. A tsunami warning was issued for Hawaii, but it was later revoked. The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated, “Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat.” According to the NWS, the level of tsunami hazard is being assessed for other Pacific coasts in North America, including those in the United States and Canada.

Here is the short footage of witnesses catching the glimpse of earthquake in Alaska:

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