7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Anchorage

Nov 30, 2018

A car is islanded on a wrecked Anchorage off-ramp following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Anchorage at 8:30 a.m. on November 30, 2018.
Credit Nat Herz / Alaska Public Media

A tsunami warning issued Friday morning for the Southern Kenai Peninsula and Cook Inlet has been cancelled.

The Alaska Earthquake Center is reporting a 7.0 magnitude quake centered five miles northwest of Anchorage near Goose Bay. The quake had a depth of 25 miles and struck around 8:30 a.m.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, there is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage. Many homes and buildings are damaged, and many roads and bridges are closed. Police are asking residents to stay off the roads.

Power companies are currently assessing damages and responding to outages. The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility is responding to multiple water main breaks and is asking people to boil their water if they have the means to do so. They clarify that this action is to err on the side of caution.