ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake Friday morning was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Alaska’s largest city.
There was just a MONSTER earthquake in Anchorage. I was getting coffee in a store at the time. Here's the shelves. pic.twitter.com/SqERuX7FRH
— David Harper (@slicedfriedgold) November 30, 2018
An Associated Press reporter working in downtown Anchorage saw cracks in a 2-story building after the quake. It was unclear whether there were injuries.
Ceiling is falling down pic.twitter.com/ZPY6fhEPrp
— Chase (@Chase_AK) November 30, 2018
People went back inside buildings after the earthquake but a smaller aftershock a short time later sent them running back into the streets again.
— NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) November 30, 2018