A massive earthquake, — registering 7.0 magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey — rocked Anchorage, Alaska Friday, sending debris crashing to the ground, damaging buildings and causing “major infrastructure damage,” officials said.
The quake happened about 7.5 miles north of the city, the USGS reported, and officials said residents there should brace for aftershocks.
The NWS and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami warning for parts of Alaska, but no surrounding states have received similar warnings.
It was not immediately clear if there were injuries, but Anchorage police urged residents to be vigilant.
“There is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage. Many homes and buildings are damaged,” the department said in a bulletin. “Many roads and bridges are closed. Stay off the roads if you don’t need to drive. Seek a safe shelter. Check on your surroundings and loved ones.”
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Large earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska, causing ‘major infrastructure damage’