Massive Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Governor Issues Disaster Declaration


A tsunami warning has been issued for the area. Alaska Governor Bill Walker told CBS News on Friday night that the state was just beginning to evaluate the extent of the damage. Numerous aftershocks continue to hit the region - some felt up to 350 miles away - and the federal government canceled a tsunami warning that was issued earlier.

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"I took him just in time before the TV fell on him", she recounted from an emergency shelter, where she took the boy and his two younger siblings afterwards.

Police in Alaska's island community of Kodiak say residents are heeding advice to head to higher ground because of the tsunami warning.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted Tuesday that Trump is monitoring the reports of damage.

The Anchorage School District canceled classes for its more than 100 schools and asked parents to pick up their kids when they could.

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Municipal Light & Power warned of possible downed power lines and said it was seeking to restore electricity to affected customers.

The aftershocks should be weaker and less frequent in the coming days, but officials can't say for sure when they'll stop, Caruso said. The airport also confirmed that roads to the airport have been damaged.

Residents living in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Taylor all reported feeling the tremors on Thursday evening, though no damage was recorded.

Footage and images posted on social media showed products scattered across floors of supermarkets with shelves collapsed and lighting damaged. He and many others ran outside, while others sheltered under desks in the conference room where the training was being held. The center then revises the warnings based on measurements and location.

Scary fact. Alaska - vulnerable to large earthquakes because of tectonic plates sliding past each other under the region - has the strongest recorded natural disaster in USA history with a magnitude 9.2 quake.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski said the authorities were anxious about access to power following the quake.