Natural disaster causes disruptions at Anchorage Airport

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Near Anchorage, Alaska

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The railroad will use heavy equipment to fix the damage before it can resume train traffic between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska's two largest cities.

A tsunami warning was issued by one agency for the coastal areas of southern Alaska, including Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula. "Your ‎Federal Government will spare no expense".

The Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake was heavily damaged in n natural disaster in the Anchorage area on November 30, 2018. He pulled his son out of the auto as light poles along the road swayed.

On Saturday morning the clean-up and fix effort began.

‎ The Trans Alaska Pipeline, one of the longest crude oil pipelines in the world, was shut down as a ‎precautionary measure so crews could inspect the system, but returned to service after no damage ‎was found.‎.

How those plates shift determines how strong an quake is and how far away from the epicenter the natural disaster can be felt.

As the quake hit, people ran out of buildings or sought shelter under office desks.

Concerns about possible structural damage led the Anchorage school district to cancel classes next week. "There are homes without power". Rock falls exacerbated by the aftershocks were causing some problems on the Seward Highway south of Anchorage.

At our CBS station in anchorage the shocks brought down parts of the ceiling, knocked over equipment and shattered glass.

The Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake was heavily damaged in n earthquake in the Anchorage area
The Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake was heavily damaged in n earthquake in the Anchorage area

This photo provided by Chris Riekena shows excavation work being conducted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, near the Mirror Lake exit of the Glenn Highway near Eklutna, Alaska, to make the highway ready for repaving.

‎ Trump declared a state of emergency in Alaska, releasing federal aid.‎.

About two and a half hours after the quake, the utility said approximately 7,000-10,000 customers were still without power.

"Sometimes elevators rattle around a little bit", noted Walker.

He said: "The main thought that was going through my head as I was trying to get out the door was, 'I want this to stop'. This feels like something that could really do some damage'". The Alaska Department of Transportation counted about 50 sites with damage, including eight considered major.

Walker was a child during the magnitude 9.2 Good Friday quake that hit in 1964, devastating his hometown of Valdez.

And yet, Alaska is frequently overshadowed by another earthquake-prone state.

Alaska is no stranger to earthquakes.

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