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A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Alaska near Anchorage on November 30, 2018, sending people fleeing from buildings and to safety beneath door jambs. The earthquake shook buildings violently, cracking up walls, damaging ceiling panels and flinging items off desks and walls.
The epicenter was just north of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. And roads have been destroyed:
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
BREAKING: Large earthquake (Magnitude 6.7) has hit #Anchorage, #Alaska. Here is video of teachers under their desks at Colony High School. There is a now a #Tsunami warning in effect. (via Alyson Petrie) pic.twitter.com/Rv1abNQSlt
— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) November 30, 2018
— Nickla (@dreamwalkarts) November 30, 2018
The tsunami warning center in Palmer has issued a warning for Southcentral Alaska including Kenai, Kodiak and the shores of Cook Inlet.
— Prem (@MrPniroula) November 30, 2018
There were reports of power and phone outages in the region. City lost power. Thought I had a flat when driving across the overpass. Bridge collapsed in Anchorage.
— Doge ? (@IntelDoge) November 30, 2018
6.7 magnitude. Dang.
— Krystin (@frmrich2married) November 30, 2018
— Cassie Schirm (@cassieschirmtv) November 30, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 30, 2018
The earthquake shook buildings violently. At Anchorage Daily News in Midtown, it sent cracks up walls, damaged ceiling panels and flung items off desks and walls, including a computer monitor and a fire extinguisher.