Anchorage Alaska Rocked and Rattled by 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

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A devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Alaska early Friday morning. The powerful temblor struck north of Anchorage at 8.29am Alaska time.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the heart of the quake took place just seven miles north of Alaska’s largest city at a depth of 21 miles. It was initially measured as a 6.7 magnitude earthquake but was later boosted to a magnitude of 7.0.

Michael West, the state’s seismologist said the shock was felt up to 400 miles outside of Anchorage.

The quake reportedly cause roads to crack apart roads, buildings to sway, and sending locals running for cover.

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A tsunami warning was initially issued. After determining that there was no threat for potential for landslides underwater, the warning was lifted.

There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the temblor.

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has declared a state of emergency.