A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 12 kilometers deep outside of Anchorage, Alaska.

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 12 kilometers deep outside of Anchorage, Alaska.  Early reports indicate no significant injuries, but damage reports are slowly trickling in on social media. There have also been reported Tsunami warnings remain at the southern Alaskan shoreline.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tweeted the following shortly after the quake took place: “First, protect yourself from an Earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On. Get to high ground as far inland as possible. Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters.”
Also the Governor of Alaska Bill Walker through his official Twitter handle has issued a declaration of disaster,

” After a major earthquake, I have issued a declaration of disaster & I have been in direct contact with the White House. Major General Laurie Hummel & I are now working w emergency responders to make sure Alaskans are safe.”

“From the incident command center established at Joint Base Elmendorf and Richardson we are closely monitoring reports of aftershocks and assessing damage to roads, bridges and buildings.
My family is praying for yours. God bless Alaska.”

Some of the reported images and videos shared on Twitter are attached below.




Meanwhile, FAA has warned that no planes are land at the Anchorage airport because the air traffic control tower has been evacuated.

Updated: December 1, 2018 — 4:16 pm

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