Hundreds of aftershocks shake Alaska

Trump declares Alaska state of emergency after 7.0 quake damages roads & infrastructure

Reuters Nathaniel Wilder

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Friday's 7.0 magnitude natural disaster near Anchorage is no surprise to experts.

Dozens of small aftershocks were recorded, and a number could be felt across the region.

With the earthquake's aftershocks, the National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for Alaska's Cook Inlet region.

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President Donald Trump late Friday declared an emergency for the quake, which allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

The warning went into effect for parts of the state's Cook Inlet and southern Kenai peninsula minutes after the 7.0-magnitude quake rocked buildings in downtown Anchorage at 8:29 a.m. local time (9:29 a.m. PT).

Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll says he is unaware of reports of deaths or serious injuries following the quake that rocked the state's largest city.

Pictures posted to social media sites showed damage that included collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled roadway pavement in places. "I'm not aware of large-scale building collapses, but I think it's safe to say there are thousands of homes and businesses and buildings that were damaged in some fashion, be it a deck that slid downhill, a cracked foundation, a gas line disconnected from the house".

Classes were suspended at the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) and at all schools in the district, some of whose students were evacuated and secured. "It's dark. And we're not sure what the power situation is", she said.

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A state official says Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is open and operating at reduced capacity with delayed flights following the earthquakes. Schools have been closed until December 10, which should also reduce traffic. With Seattle ever-aware of the impending "Big One", it certainly makes one wonder what's in store.

It centred about 75 miles (120km) east of Anchorage and lasted about four-and-a-half minutes.

Alaska is shaken by hundreds of earthquakes each year, and many are hardly noticed.

This photo provided by David Harper shows merchandise that fell off the shelves during the quake.

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The quake was "significant enough that the people who were outside were actively hugging each other, You could tell that it was a bad one".

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