7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Anchorage, Alaska
A 6.7 (initially marked as magnitude 6.7 and later updated to 7.0) magnitude earthquake rocked buildings in Anchorage Alaska, sending people running out of offices and seeking shelter under desks.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) states that the earthquake was centred about 12 kilometres north of Alaska’s largest city.
An Associated Press reporter saw cracks in a building. It was unclear whether there were injuries.
People went back inside buildings after the earthquake, but a smaller aftershock a short time later sent them running back into the streets again.
Officials issue tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after earthquake. WARNING CANCELLED
Ceiling is falling down pic.twitter.com/ZPY6fhEPrp
— Chase (@Chase_AK) November 30, 2018
BREAKING: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey says.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 30, 2018
— Josh Bierma (@jlennyb) November 30, 2018
Photographs posted to social media sites showed damage that included collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled roadways.
Cereal boxes and packages of batteries littered the floor of a grocery store after the earthquake, and picture frames and mirrors were knocked from living room walls.
Brandon Slaton was alone at home and soaking in the bathtub when the earthquake struck. Slaton just moved to Kenai, Alaska, with his wife from Arizona and had never felt an earthquake before the 7.0 magnitude temblor.
7.2 earthquake here in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a video my dad took from the Minnesota exit ramp from international. 😰😰 pic.twitter.com/1yOGj3yz9q
— sarah m (@sarahh_mars) November 30, 2018
some information sourced from CBC news