Powerful quake causes damage in Anchorage; no injuries reported

Powerful quake causes damage in Anchorage no injuries reported

Powerful quake causes damage in Anchorage no injuries reported

A powerful quake shook southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting traffic and knocking television stations off the air in the state's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The booming quake hit at about 8.30 a.m. on Friday, some 10 miles northeast of Anchorage, at a depth of 21 miles, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

An automatically generated tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska was cancelled, after residents on Kodiak Island were earlier told to flee to higher ground.

A vehicle is trapped on a collapsed section of the offramp of Minnesota Drive in Anchorage, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

‎ The Trans Alaska Pipeline, one of the longest crude oil pipelines in the world, was shut down as a ‎precautionary measure so crews could inspect the system, but returned to service after no damage ‎was found.‎.

Still, hundreds of aftershocks frayed nerves Saturday as people anxious about being caught in more massive shakers.

As the natural disaster hit, people ran out of buildings or sought shelter under office desks.

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Anchorage airport temporarily halted inbound and outbound flights after the air control tower was ‎evacuated.‎.

"Thankfully I pulled over when I did", he said. The airport also confirmed that roads to the airport have been damaged.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that US President Donald Trump had been briefed on the quake and was "monitoring damage reports". You have been hit hard by a 'big one.' Please follow the directions of the highly trained professionals who are there to help you.

About 90 percent of all the goods sold in Alaska are delivered to the Port of Anchorage, where officials have completed a preliminary damage assessment. The boy's fish was on the floor, gasping, its tank shattered. "Everything that's not tied down is broke". Southern Alaska was hit by a devastating 9.2 tremor in 1964, the second most powerful quake on record.

A devastating 1964 Alaska natural disaster - the most powerful on record in the United States - led to stricter building codes that helped structures withstand the shifting earth Friday. They added that the epicenter of the quake appeared to be located 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Anchorage.

David Harper was in a coffee shop when the quake began and said the sound intensified and sounded "like the building was just going to fall apart". He ran for the exit with other patrons. It and the tsunami it triggered claimed about 130 lives. "Because a magnitude 7.0 in a city like that, you know, it could have been significantly worse".

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