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Major 7.0 earthquake hits Alaska; tsunami warning lifted

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A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Friday. (Image source: CNN screenshot)

Parts of Alaska near Anchorage were temporarily under a tsunami warning after being hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The early morning earthquake caused damage to roads and buildings, but so far there have been no reported casualties.

NOAA initially put out an alert advising that there was a Tsunami warning, before lifting that around half an hour later.

CNN reported that the earthquake knocked their local affiliate, KTUU-TV, off the air and damaged the news station.

The Anchorage Police Department reported that there was “major infrastructure damage” throughout Anchorage, according to the Washington Post.



Alaska's Municipal Light and Power estimated that as many as 10,000 of its customers were without power. However, it added that its power generation infrastructure had not been damaged. It also warned customers not to publicly post the addresses of homes without power.

This is a developing story and will be updated

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