Earthquake Causes Serious Damage in Alaska

Earthquake Causes Serious Damage in Alaska

Earthquake Causes Serious Damage in Alaska

Officials have now cancelled a tsunami warning for southern Alaska that was issued following the 7.0-magnitude quake.

Linton Thompson, the principal of Sand Lake School, was at a training with 50 other elementary school principals at Wayland Baptist Church when the quake began.

A tsunami warning for coastal areas of Alaska's Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula was canceled after a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck Friday, damaging roads and buildings and sending residents scurrying for cover, authorities said. No serious injuries were immediately reported.

"It was nuts, it was insane".

"The bottom line on the utility structure is that the power is up, the heat is on, the communication lines are opening", said Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake Friday morning was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city.

People ran from their offices and into the streets or took cover under desks as the ground shook for about 30 seconds.

"We have recorded aftershocks so far, the largest was 5.8 shock about seven minutes after the shock we have also recorded several magnitude four to five size earthquakes, there is likely to be many more aftershocks for the next weeks or month", said Gavin Hayes with the US Geological Survey.

RAW VIDEO Damage from the earthquake shared on social media sites
RAW VIDEO Damage from the earthquake shared

An Associated Press reporter said there were cracks in a two-storey building following the natural disaster.

One of the top seismologists in the US says residents near Anchorage should expect aftershocks following the 7.0 magnitude quake that struck near that city early Friday. The warnings were lifted about an hour and a half after the quake.

Students dove under their desks and workers ran from buildings as a monster 7.0 quake violently rocked Anchorage Friday morning. He and many others ran outside, while others sheltered under desks in the conference room where the training was being held. Harper said the quake was "significant enough that the people who were outside were actively hugging each other".

Slaton said "It was anarchy". This video posted on CNN shows picture frames flying off the wall and chunks of the ceiling falling to the floor, within an earshot of coveted hiding spots.

The National Tsunami Warning Center often issues advisories immediately following an quake on a high-risk fault line, such as the one underneath Anchorage. "Everything that's not tied down is broke".

Most of the smaller earthquakes since Friday's big one were not felt. But it is rare for a quake this big to strike so close to such a heavily populated area.

The state averages 40,000 earthquakes a year, with more large quakes than the 49 other states combined.

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