Footage and Photos of Alaska Earthquake Flood Social Media

Alaska officials are still assessing the damage.


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Officials issued a declaration of disaster Friday, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck just outside Anchorage, Alaska.

CNN reports the quake occurred at around 8:30 a.m. local time, about 10 miles north of the city. A series of aftershocks began minutes later, triggering a tsunami warning along the Alaskan coast. Thankfully for residents, the warning has since been canceled; however, the city is still assessing the damage caused by the quake.

"I have been here 37 years and that was the most violent earthquake I have ever felt. It was absolutely terrifying," Kristin Dossett, a resident of Palmer, Alaska, told CNN. "It shook like I have never felt anything shake before. It just didn't stop. It kept going and got louder and louder, and things just fell everywhere—everything off my dressers, off my bookcases, my kitchen cupboard. Just broken glass everywhere."

Videos and photos of the destruction have continued to flood social media. Trees were destroyed, street lamps toppled, buildings cracked, and roads collapsed.

Another look at the intense shaking during the

— 𝗘𝗿𝗶𝗸 𝗞𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘇𝗲𝘄𝗮 (@erikkostrzewa) November 30, 2018

Frightening video taken by James Easton as the #Alaskaearthquake was hitting. @CBS8

— Barbara Richards (@sdbrichards) November 30, 2018

Family is safe, but that was scary! West Anchorage, Alaska #earthquake

— Clay Butcher (@ClayButcher) November 30, 2018

Reports of a 7.2 #earthquake in Alaska. This picture courtesy of Josh Biersma in Anchorage. We are hopeful for the best and everyone is safe. #AlaskaEarthquake

— Spokane Firefighters (@IAFFLocal29) November 30, 2018

About a mile from my house on Vine rd between KGB and Parks. #Alaskaearthquake #earthquake #alaska

— David Ruffini (@SvrTroposphere) November 30, 2018

Terrifying video shows the moment a woman and her son braved the intense shaking in their house during the #AlaskaEarthquake this morning: We'll have all the latest on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.

— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) November 30, 2018

FIRST LOOK at damage from #AlaskaEarthquake. Tsunami warnings have been issued for southern coastal areas--which means tsunami waves are expected. @KSLcom @KSL5TV @kslnewsradio #Anchorage #earthquake #Alaska

— Ladd Egan (@laddegan) November 30, 2018

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted a video of her parents' kitchen after the quake:

Authorities could not confirm reports of deaths or serious injuries.

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