Alaska earthquake: 7.2 quake ROCKS Anchorage – TSUNAMI WARNING as people run for lives

Friday, November 30, 2018
By Paul Martin

A MAJOR earthquake has struck close to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, triggering a tsunami warning with people close to coastal areas in the south of the state urged to head further inland.

By HARVEY GAVIN
Express.co.uk
Fri, Nov 30, 2018

The earthquake hit at 5.29pm GMT (8.29am local time) with the epicentre recorded just 12km north of Anchorage. A tsunami warning is in place for large parts of southern Alaska, including coastal areas around the Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula. Those in at-risk areas are urged to evacuate further inland or to higher ground if possible and be prepared to follow instructions from emergency services.

Terrified residents took to social media to share their experiences of the tremor with video posted on Twitter showing people taking cover under tables as light fixtures and furniture rocks back and forth.

Another picture showing the aftermath of the quake shows part of the ceiling in a shop collapsed.

Widespread power cuts have been reported with unconfirmed reports suggesting a bridge in Anchorage collapsed from the shaking.

Residents shared their experiences of the tremor on earthquake monitoring site EMSC, with those close to the epicentre saying they were forced to run for safety.

One person said: “Things fell over and broke. Shook house severely for several seconds. Power out. I ran out of house. Aftershocks now.”

Another added: “Building was shaking and had to run out for safety!”

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