Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes offshore Alaska; tsunami warning issued

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Anchorage (Alaska): An 8.2 magnitude earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watch across several Western states.

The earthquake struck about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, shortly after midnight in Alaska local time, according to preliminary figures from the United States Geological Survey. The quake had a depth of about 6 miles, according to USGS.

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