Back-To-Back Earthquakes Rock Alaska, Trigger Tsunami Warning
A pair of earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 magnitude, respectively, struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, shaking buildings in the city and sending residents running into the streets.
The Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for all of Cook Inlet. The warning was recalled a short time later, according to The Associated Press. (RELATED: Magnitude 7 Earthquake Shakes Indonesian Island, At Least 91 Dead)
— NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) November 30, 2018
Fri Nov 30 18:07:45 UTC 2018 event picture pic.twitter.com/Dlf5J8NSMh
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2018
The earthquake shook Anchorage and caused widespread damage to buildings, roads and bridges. It is unclear if anyone was injured during the quakes.
BIG earthquake in Alaska. Reports of severe damage to roads, bridges and water pipes. Aftershocks still possible. Tsunami threat around the entire Pacific coast. @USGS and @NWS
providing updated information as it’s available. Stay safe all!
— Secretary Ryan Zinke (@SecretaryZinke) November 30, 2018
Earthquakes are no joke pic.twitter.com/xsOfJXQ3VZ
— Caleb Hull ???????????????? (@CalebJHull) November 30, 2018
People working in Anchorage fled from buildings into the streets or took cover under desks. The shaking caused significant interior damage to buildings, according to videos and images on social media. The quakes knocked down ceiling tiles and sent items flying from shelves.
This is what happened on the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse during the Anchorage #earthquake. Both attorneys jumped under their desks. Evacuated the building after the shaking stopped. pic.twitter.com/dqHGPCv6XO
— Heather Hintze (@HeatherHintze) November 30, 2018
— Cassie Schirm (@cassieschirmtv) November 30, 2018
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