A home security camera captured the moment a major earthquake shook a family in Palmer, Alaska. The quake struck at 8:29 am local time about seven miles north of Anchorage.
A Friday morning earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska caused widespread damage and briefly prompted a tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska.
The state’s governor quickly issued a disaster declaration as Anchorage’s major airport and more than 100 schools closed.
In the wake of the major quake and following aftershocks, residents took to social media to share pictures of the destruction they witnessed.
The quake splintered roads in some locations
A Twitter user reported taking these photos about 25 miles northeast of Anchorage.
A local TV station’s newsroom sustained severe damage
The station says it is continuing to livestream its broadcast.
Video shows an exit ramp that collapsed underneath an SUV
Terrified attorneys working at a courthouse huddled as their building shook and lights flickered
In another floor of the building, metal detectors simultaneously sound the alarm as the floor shakes:
Books fell off their shelves and were left covering the floor of the Anchorage Library
‘This earthquake straight cracked my school in half,’ said one Twitter user
He tweeted a photo showing a cracked floor:
A West Anchorage homeowner posted video of his living room shuddering in the quake; in the background, a child screams
Contributing: Chris Woodyard