ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alaskans felt a great earthquake shaking the southern central around 8:30 this morning. According to USGS…
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alaskans felt a great earthquake shaking the southern central around 8:30 this morning.
According to USGS officials, the earthquake was initially a 6.6 size but later adjusted the size to a 7.0 and centered north of Anchorage. National Weather Service said that there was also a 7.0 magnitude shake.
Several aftershocks of decreasing strength, but still significant, felt.
Immediately after the massive tremor, a tsunami warning signal was issued, saying that there was a danger to the tsunami coast and instructed people to travel on high ground.
Several reports of damage have been made around Anchorage and the surrounding area , including possible injuries to motorways and roads.
The Department of Transport officials told Channel 2 that a possible landslide occurred on the Seward Highway of McHugh Creek.
Anchorage School District said it still has access to earthquake damage. “When you feel it’s safe to pick up your children at your school, do it,” reads an e-mail.
Several parts now point out that their power is down according to Chugach Electric.
This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as possible.