Homes, buildings, roads damaged by major Alaska earthquake

Posted at 2:56 PM, Nov 30, 2018

Alaska residents are surveying the damage left by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Friday morning.

The quake, centered roughly eight miles north of Anchorage, resulted in “major infrastructure damage.”

Highways were buckled, homes and businesses were damaged, and air and rail travel was halted.

“The ground is cracked, the windows are shattered and we peeked inside and the ceiling came down, too,” one Anchorage resident said.

The shaking lasted nearly a full minute.

“People in Anchorage should expect to be feeling aftershocks most of today and potentially for a lot longer,” warned Cal Tech seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.