USGS: 7.0 magnitude hit Anchorage, Alaska

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UPDATED 1:05 PM PT — Fri. Nov. 30, 2018

President Trump has been briefed on the situation in Alaska and a tsunami warning has been canceled after a powerful earthquake rocked the state’s largest city.

According to a statement released by police, there is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage. Many homes and buildings have been affected by the magnitude 7.0 tremor.

The earthquake happened Friday morning with an epicenter about five-miles north of Anchorage.

A car is trapped on a collapsed section of the offramp of Minnesota Drive in Anchorage, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

Alaska’s governor has issued a disaster declaration, and authorities are urging residents to proceed with caution as roads and bridges have sustained major damage.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has diverted some planes and grounded several others. A main air traffic tower was evacuated and four airports were closed, following the quake.

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