No Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

No Tsunami threat to New Zealand following 8.2 magnitude Earthquake near Alaska

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A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck near the Alaska Peninsula on Thursday evening at 6.16pm NZST, and authorities in New Zealand keept a close eye on developments.

The National Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defense) responded promptly to the quake and assessed whether there was a tsunami risk to the country.

The quake was located at around 92km east southeast of Perryville with a depth of 46.7km.

“If a tsunami has been generated in this location, it is not likely to arrive in New Zealand for at least 12 hours,” said a statement from Civil Defence on Twitter.

There was no tsunami threat to New Zealand after the assessment was completed.

A tsunami warning was issued for surrounding areas such as the US Pacifics' Guam and the Mariana Islands.

Image: SUPPLIED/USGS [United States Geological Survey]

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