Tsunami warning for Alaska after 6.6-magnitude quake

Map of magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Alaska

The quake near Anchorage hit about 8:30 a.m. local time and knocked CNN affiliate KTUU off the air.

Hear air traffic controllers in Anchorage, Alaska, divert aircraft immediately following a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster.

The quake registered at a 6.7 magnitude. Several hours after the initial quake, aftershocks were still rolling across the region, and "it just stops your heart" when they happen, he said.

According to a statement released by police, there is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage.

Public schools and many businesses across Anchorage closed early, and an eerie quiet settled over the city's largely deserted streets by nightfall. Stay off the roads if you don't need to drive.

No tsunami arrived and there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

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




Photographs posted to social media sites showed damage that included collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled roads.

A powerful quake shook southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting traffic and knocking television stations off the air in Anchorage, the state's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

"Car alarms going off, etc". It destroyed a major part of downtown Anchorage and caused a tsunami that ravaged towns on the Gulf of Alaska and beyond, including fatalities as far south as California. "It's dark. And we're not sure what the power situation is", Murkowski said.

While the Alaska natural disaster has claimed no lives, officials say, the state has sustained quite substantial infrastructural damage. The shaking damaged a few chimneys in Roxbury, Ebel said.

The University of Alaska Anchorage campus was closing for the day, KTVA reported. And while there's still a ways to go in getting 100 percent of seismic stations funded (right now it's at 277 out of 560 total stations), Steele said the state is "making great progress" as it accelerates the process.

A video posted to Twitter showed a buckled road on a highway exit ramp leading to the airport and a stranded vehicle.

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