Alaska on Tsunami warning after massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off US coast

A HUGE 8.2 magnitude earthquake has sparked tsunami fears in Alaska and Hawaii.

The quake hit the Alaska Peninsula at at 10:15p.m. local time (06:15 UK time) but there were no immediate reports on loss of property or life.

The National Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings for southern parts of Alaska, the Peninsula, and Pacific coastal areas.

It also issued a "tsunami watch" for the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Japan's Meteorological Agency was investigating whether there was a possibility of a tsunami hitting Japan and authorities in New Zealand also said they were assessing if there was any danger to coastal regions.

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Alaskan earthquake – huge 8.2 magnitude tremors strike along coast as urgent tsunami warning issued
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