The governor of Alaska Bill Walker declared emergency mode in the territory of it the American state after the event on November 30 an earthquake measuring 7.0. He reported about it on Twitter.
“I am in direct contact with the White House”, – Walker noted. It notified that authorities of the state already created operational staff and “watch closely messages about aftershocks and also assess damage caused to roads, bridges and buildings”.
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) November 30, 2018
Epicenter of tremors was located approximately in 13 km to the north from Anchorage – the largest city of Alaska where nearly 300 thousand people live. The seismic center lay at a depth of 40.9 km. The main push was followed by some more aftershocks, the strongest of which reached magnitude 5.8.
— akıncı (@soneerbozkurt) November 30, 2018
The earthquake was felt in all districts of Anchorage and its vicinities, transfers ARE. Some houses sustained damage, on them cracks were formed. After the first push many locals began to run out from the houses.
— AOC (@AOC_Security) November 30, 2018
In several buildings, including one of city schools, the ceiling tile collapsed. On highways asphalt burst. Data on victims did not arrive yet.
— Sidney Lynn (@sid_lynnnn) November 30, 2018
Because of an earthquake the tsunami threat was announced. After that on the island of Kodyak located in 320 km to the south from Anchorage, the authorities urged inhabitants to avoid the coast and lowlands and to move whenever possible to the height. Subsequently the threat of a tsunami was cancelled.
— XHVX- XEVX | Grupo VX (@XHVXTabasco) November 30, 2018
The U.S. President Donald Trump who is on a G20 summit in Buenos Aires was informed on an earthquake on Alaska, and he monitors messages about damage, the official representative of the White House Sara Sanders reported.
Aerial view of the Minnesota Drive ramp damage at West International Airport Road. pic.twitter.com/AASlWSUVqp
— Governor Bill Walker (@AkGovBillWalker) November 30, 2018