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EnvironmentHuge quake of magnitude 8.2 on Alaska peninsula triggers tsunami alert
A strong and shallow earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck the Alaskan peninsula late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami warnings in the U.S. state and heightened surveillance across the pacific.