7.0-magnitude quake damages roads in Alaska

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The quake was located about eight miles (13 kilometers) north of Anchorage and struck at 8:29 am local time (1729 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.

With the earthquake's aftershocks, the National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for Alaska's Cook Inlet region.

A vehicle is trapped on a collapsed section of the offramp off of Minnesota Drive in Anchorage, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an quake on Friday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Aftershocks Saturday continued to fray nerves, with people worrying about being caught in more massive shakers.

"That scared the crud out of everybody, and everybody's freaking out a little bit", another rattled Alaskan said Friday afternoon, as students dove under their desks to take cover as the quake rocked classrooms. "I woke up in bed to the shaking, the dresser on the bed with me", Mr. Matthews said.

"The most striking thing about this event was that it was so close to Anchorage", Hayes said.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed about the quake and was monitoring damage reports.

Berkowitz said the stories he's heard, particularly from grocery stores, in the immediate aftermath of the quake was of cooperation and sharing.

Classes were suspended at the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) and at all schools in the district, some of whose students were evacuated and secured. "People going back to computers, meetings."‎. The boy's fish was on the floor, gasping, its tank shattered.

"It was anarchy", he said. "Everything that's not tied down is broke".

The state has had an average of one magnitude 7 to 8 natural disaster every year since 1900, according to the state government website, and the state has more earthquakes than any other USA region.

Earlier this afternoon a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck 12 kilometers deep outside of Anchorage, Alaska.

This photo provided by David Harper shows merchandise that fell off the shelves during the quake. Harper ran to the exit with other patrons there. It had lasted several minutes and caused a destructive tidal wave across the entire West Coast, totaling some 130 casualties. Harper said the quake was "significant enough that the people who were outside were actively hugging each other". "Because a magnitude 7.0 in a city like that, you know, it could have been significantly worse".

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