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7.0 Earthquake in Alaska!
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Breaking!  7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings.

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Quote:ANCHORAGE, Alaska --
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake Friday morning was centered about seven miles north of Alaska's largest city.

The USGS initially listed the quake as a 6.6-magnitude, however, it later upgraded it to a 7.0.

The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for coastal zones of southern Alaska following the quake.

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The center said that the warning was in effect for parts of the state's Cook Inlet and the southern Kenai Peninsula.

The warning means tsunami waves are expected.

An Associated Press reporter working in downtown Anchorage saw cracks in a 2-story building after the quake. It was unclear whether there were injuries.

People went back inside buildings after the earthquake but a smaller aftershock a short time later sent them running back into the streets again.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

If you have a Twitter account, you can watch a video a citizen captured of the area.
 https://twitter.com/sarahh_mars/status/1...2434351104
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UPDATE: Officials have canceled a tsunami warning for southern Alaska that was issued following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake - AP
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The experts are calling this a Moderate to Strong Earthquake or Vert Light to Light.

They need to inform the population of this, they were all running for the gas stations and grocery store.
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