A Massive 7.0 Earthquake Just Hit Alaska – Tsunami Warning Issued

A massive earthquake just hit Anchorage. Here’s what it looked like for people on the ground..

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska today, according to the National Weather Service. The full extent of the damage isn’t yet clear, but people have already taken to social media to post photos and videos of what they experienced.

According to testimonies and videos people on the ground, the earthquake tore apart roads, knocked items from shelving, and led schools to evacuate. Airports in Alaska reportedly instructed planes not to land.

One student said the earthquake cracked his school “in half,” posting pictures of torn floors and ruined roads.

People in stores and coffee shops posted photos of items falling from shelves

 

With the earthquake’s aftershocks, the National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for Alaska’s Cook Inlet region. You can find safety updates on the NWS Anchorage’s Twitter feed.

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