Alaska hit by over 230 aftershocks after massive quake

M. Lettow people walk along Vine Road after an earthquake Friday Nov. 30 2018 in Wasilla Alaska

Power outages and disruption of phone service was widespread.

A stranded vehicle lies on a collapsed roadway near the airport.

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city is on the road to returning to normal a day after a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck.

"Congratulations to the people of Alaska for being really prepared for this quake", U.S. Geological Survey Geophysicist Paul Caruso said Saturday.

"Thought the house was going to come apart", Anchorage-based climatologist Brian Brettschneider wrote on Twitter, posting a picture of his kitchen floor scattered with items that had fallen from cupboards.

Steele did note that "WSDOT's been working very hard to retrofit and improve the performances of the bridges on our main freeways".

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city.

Quake damage also was preventing Alaska Railroad trains from making the trek between Anchorage and Fairbanks. It had a depth of 26.7 miles (43 km).

The shaking also triggered a wave of tsunami warnings along the Alaska coast with more likely around the Pacific.

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The powerful quake struck shortly before 08.30 local time.

US President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for the state of Alaska, which was hit by a powerful quake, authorising federal assistance to the state authorities. This one was different. The full extent of the damage isn't yet clear, but people have already posted photos and videos on social media of what they experienced.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tweeted the following shortly after the quake took place: "First, protect yourself from an natural disaster".

The state averages 40,000 earthquakes a year, with more large quakes than the 49 other states combined.

On March 27, 1964, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 natural disaster, the strongest recorded in U.S. history, centered about 120km east of Anchorage.

The quake was so strong it cracked buildings and knocked TV station KTUU off the air.

KTUU's website featured a photo of a snow-covered highway that had buckled, with a auto sitting between two deep fissures crossing the highway.

"The most striking thing about this event was that it was so close to Anchorage", Hayes said.

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