7.0 quake hits Alaska, leaving major damage

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Alaska residents are surveying the damage left by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Friday morning.

The quake, centered roughly eight miles north of Anchorage, resulted in “major infrastructure damage.”

Highways were buckled, homes and businesses were damaged, and air and rail travel were haulted.

“The ground is cracked the windows are shattered and we peeked inside and the ceiling came down too,” one Anchorage resident said.  

The shaking lasted nearly a full minute.

“People in Anchorage should expect to be feeling aftershocks most of today and potentially for a lot longer,” Cal Tech seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones warned.    

Authorities declared a tsunami warning which was later canceled.

No deaths have been reported.

Gov. Bill Walker said he issued a declaration of disaster and is in communication with the White House.

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