Earthquake Causes Serious Damage in Alaska

Earthquake Causes Serious Damage in Alaska

Earthquake Causes Serious Damage in Alaska

The temblor was registered at a depth of 26.7 miles (43 km) beneath the surface, the US Geological Survey said.

On Fox News, USGS Geophysicist John Bellini said Alaskans should prepare for "numerous aftershocks". Ceiling tiles were scattered across a floor in another photo.

Officials briefly issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska.

Roads were clogged with traffic after the quakes knocked out power to some streetlights in Anchorage and disabled the Glenn Highway, a major artery connecting Anchorage with bedroom communities to the north, effectively trapping commuters in the city.

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

Ward and others nearby crammed underneath a doorway in his office building, where he was working when the quake hit about 8:30 a.m.

Alaska produced 494,000 barrels of oil a day a year ago, with most of it sent down the Alaska pipeline to Valdez, where it's shipped out by tanker, usually to U.S. West Coast refineries. "We live in quake country so folks. but this was a big one". This one was different.

The recent uptick in production came amid new investments along the Arctic coast and a push by President Donald Trump to expand drilling in the state. Their building suffered only minor damage, but he says others were much worse. There have not been any spills or injuries at this time, the company said in an emailed statement.

Strong earthquakes are not uncommon in seismically active Alaska, but they tend to occur in remote, sparsely populated regions where there is little or no damage.

Highway workers and spectators look at a vehicle stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an quake Friday morning, November 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Images posted on social media showed supermarket floors strewn with spilled merchandise.

CNN reported that the natural disaster knocked their local affiliate, KTUU-TV, off the air and damaged the news station.

The website for KTUU-TV featured a photo of a snow-covered highway that had buckled, with a vehicle sitting between two deep fissures crossing the highway.

Roads and bridges appeared to have been hardest hit, but Anchorage was otherwise mostly spared from major structural damage, authorities said.

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