UPDATE: The tsunami warning has been lifted.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M4.9 010mi N Anchorage, Alaska 1026AKST Nov 30: Tsunami NOT expected— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2018
UPDATE: The governor of Alaska, Bill Walker, has issued a declaration of disaster.
(1/2) After a major earthquake, I have issued a declaration of disaster & I have been in direct contact with the White House. Major General Laurie Hummel & I are now working w emergency responders to make sure Alaskans are safe.— Governor Bill Walker (@AkGovBillWalker) November 30, 2018
(2/2) From the incident command center established at Joint Base Elmendorf and Richardson we are closely monitoring reports of aftershocks and assessing damage to roads, bridges and buildings.— Governor Bill Walker (@AkGovBillWalker) November 30, 2018
My family is praying for yours. God bless Alaska.
UPDATE: The White House responds.
The President has been briefed on the earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska, and is monitoring damage reports. We are praying for the safety of all Alaskans!— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 30, 2018
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was detected in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Alaskans are sharing images online of damaged buildings, cracked roads, etc.
Here’s the 7.0 earthquake that hit Alaska today. Scary stuff. pic.twitter.com/OurxEL6nu8— Caleb Hull ???????? (@CalebJHull) November 30, 2018
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked buildings and warped streets in Anchorage, Alaska, this morning. Images and video showed roads cracked or totally destroyed from the shaking and people taking cover. https://t.co/hfpnSn4h7E pic.twitter.com/XhWrBw9IGa— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) November 30, 2018
A tsunami warning is now in effect.
Fri Nov 30 17:37:07 UTC 2018 event picture pic.twitter.com/aT9Pv1kvXp— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2018
On Fox News, USGS Geophysicist John Bellini said Alaskans should prepare for "numerous aftershocks."
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin revealed that her family's home, like many others, did not completely survive the earthquake.
???? for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not... I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake.— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 30, 2018