Magnitude Earthquake in Alaska Triggers Tsunami Warning

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A 7.0 magnitude quake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.

Anchorage police report several roads and bridges were closed and assessments were underway.

Photos and video of destroyed roads and massive internal building damage began streaming onto the Internet shortly after the quake, showing trashed rooms.

Footage and images posted on social media showed products scattered across floors of supermarkets with shelves collapsed and lighting damaged. A tsunami warning that had been issued for the island community of Kodiak has been canceled.

Parts of Alaska near Anchorage were temporarily under a tsunami warning after being hit with a 7.0 magnitude quake.

West said damage reports across the region were beginning to arrive at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center.

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10 a.m.: This article was updated after an aftershock occurred and the natural disaster was downgraded from magnitude 6.7 to a magnitude 6.6.

The magnitude-7.0 quake sent residents scurrying for cover when it hit about 8:30 a.m. Friday local time 10 miles northeast of Anchorage. He and many others ran outside, while others sheltered under desks in the conference room where the training was being held.

Slaton says: "It was anarchy". People were also left without power. "Everything that's not tied down broke".

On March 27, 1964, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 quake, the strongest recorded in US history, centered about 75 miles east of Anchorage. The state has more earthquakes than any other USA region, the website said. The quake, which lasted about 4 1/2 minutes, and the tsunami it triggered claimed about 130 lives.

"I could tell this was bigger than anything I'd been in before, and it wasn't going to stop", resident Philip Peterson said.

The Alaska Department of Transportation told KTUU that there may have been a landslide along a main highway about 20 miles south of downtown Anchorage, the state's capital and most populous city, with about 300,000 residents.

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