A 7.5 earthquake – recorded this October 19 at 20:54 (GMT) south of Aleutian islands- has prompted a tsunami alert for various parts of the southern coast of Alaska.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US National Weather Service (NWS), informs that the alert extends to the southern part of the Alaska Peninsula, as well as for the city of Homer, located on the peninsula of Kenai, and for several of the Aleutian Islands.
It is specified that the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean, 88 kilometers southeast of the city of Sand point, Borough county of East Aleutians. Its hypocenter was located at a depth of 40.2 kilometers.
According to the data of the US Geological Survey, after the main earthquake, a dozen aftershocks have been registered in the same area, with magnitudes of 2.5 to 5.9.