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A Gigantic Earthquake Just Hit Alaska And The Photos Are Terrifying

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An earthquake, measuring 7.0 magnitude, just hit the area of Anchorage in Alaska, and the pictures from the scene are frightening.

We’re unaware of the full extent of the damage caused by the earthquake but photos being shared on social media show some of the destruction the earthquake has already caused.

According to reports and photos from the scene, roads have been completely destroyed, while schools were evacuated, and airports were instructing planes to find elsewhere to land.

After the earthquake, the National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

The initial magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0, while the largest aftershock was 5.7 magnitude, which occurred around six minutes after the first shock.

The quake happened at around 8.30am local time, roughly seven miles north of Anchorage. Injuries have been reported, though numbers are currently unknown.

Earthquakes are fairly common in Alaska, the state reportedly averages 40,000 a year, more than the rest of the United States combined.