A 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Anchorage earlier today will not affect Vancouver Island or British Columbia, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.0 010mi NE Anchorage, Alaska 0829AKST Nov 30: Tsunami NOT expected; CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2018
The major seismic event has shaken up residents in Anchorage, AK, prompting people to run out of their offices and seek shelter under desks.
Major infrastructure damage has been reported. Many homes and buildings are damaged. Roads and bridges have been closed.
This following video was taken on the international exit ramp from Minnesota Highway heading into Anchorage:
7.2 earthquake here in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a video my dad took from the Minnesota exit ramp from international. 😰😰 pic.twitter.com/1yOGj3yz9q
— sarah m (@sarahh_mars) November 30, 2018
No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Several Vancouver Islanders have reached out to Victoria Buzz, concerned about the effects of the earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone.
However, authorities in Emergency Info BC, Sidney, Tofino and others have been quoting the National Tsunami Warning Center, letting Islanders know that there is no tsunami threat as of the time of publication.
A tsunami warning is in effect for the coastal areas of Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
Earthquake just happened right now i ’m actually shaking pic.twitter.com/PoZGOlJGWS
— Alyson Petrie (@AlysonPetrie7) November 30, 2018
This is what happened on the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse during the Anchorage #earthquake. Both attorneys jumped under their desks. Evacuated the building after the shaking stopped. pic.twitter.com/dqHGPCv6XO
— Heather Hintze (@HeatherHintze) November 30, 2018
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APD is operational after massive earthquake; Call 911 for emergencies only; Many roads & bridges closed; Click link https://t.co/pOeOywBnO9
— Anchorage Police Department (@APDInfo) November 30, 2018