Emergency Management BC also said there was no tsunami threat to B.C.
CANCELLATION: M7.0 005mi N Anchorage, Alaska 0829AKST Nov 30: No tsunami observed#NTWC — NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2018
An aftershock registering a magnitude 5.7 hit about seven minutes later, nearly five kilometres northwest of Anchorage. There were then multiple aftershocks in the region, with one as high as 5.1-magnitude.
Fri Nov 30 18:31:17 UTC 2018 event picture pic.twitter.com/eJlW5LcR6h— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2018
People were running out of buildings in Anchorage, and many have shown the damage caused by the quake on social media.
7.2 earthquake here in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a video my dad took from the Minnesota exit ramp from international. ?? pic.twitter.com/1yOGj3yz9q— sarah m (@sarahh_mars) November 30, 2018
Footage from Snapchat maps on the earthquake in Anchorage. pic.twitter.com/5TPoHfpT7N— ThorneSC (@ThorneSC) November 30, 2018
6.7 earthquake just shook us all up. My family all ok. ?? Here’s the grocery store my husband was at… pic.twitter.com/STGySYpPtW— Elisha G. Brownson (@eg_brownson) November 30, 2018
Pipes broken pic.twitter.com/a60pf39JyH— Chase (@Chase_AK) November 30, 2018
Earthquake just happened right now i ’m actually shaking pic.twitter.com/PoZGOlJGWS— Alyson Petrie (@AlysonPetrie7) November 30, 2018
From the @Alaska_DHSS emergency operations center: The Anchorage Emergency Operations Center reports that several shelters are available if you can't get home or your heat is out. If you are downtown, you can go to shelters at either the @EganCenter or the @DenainaCenter.— Alaska DHSS (@Alaska_DHSS) November 30, 2018
“We thank the people of Anchorage who are responding to this situation with calm. There are some infrastructure damages, the chiefs will report on what they are. We reassure people that we are on top of this situation.” – @mayorethananc #Anchorage #earthquake #Alaska— Anchorage Police Department (@APDInfo) November 30, 2018
“We are running unified command. APD & AFD are managing this situation with the municipality. We are still setting up. Working on damage assessment. Thank you for not calling 911 for minor things. We need it for major emergencies.” – AFD Chief Hettrick#Anchorage #earthquake— Anchorage Police Department (@APDInfo) November 30, 2018
“Stay off phone lines if you possibly can after checking on family. We need phone lines open. We are responding to significant events only until we can get a I’ll assessment. Looking for major infrastructure issues.” – AFD Chief Hettrick#Anchorage #earthquake #Alaska— Anchorage Police Department (@APDInfo) November 30, 2018
Alaska Governor Bill Walker has issued a disaster declaration and says he has been in contact with the White House. An incident command center has been established at Joint Base Elmendorf.
“We have a significant presence in the area. Both shifts are on duty. We do have a lot of officers out in the field. We’re in the process of evaluating damage around town, coordinating with th Alaska State Troopers and Nat’l Guard” – APD Chief Doll#Anchorage #earthquake— Anchorage Police Department (@APDInfo) November 30, 2018
(1/2) After a major earthquake, I have issued a declaration of disaster & I have been in direct contact with the White House. Major General Laurie Hummel & I are now working w emergency responders to make sure Alaskans are safe.— Governor Bill Walker (@AkGovBillWalker) November 30, 2018
(2/2) From the incident command center established at Joint Base Elmendorf and Richardson we are closely monitoring reports of aftershocks and assessing damage to roads, bridges and buildings.My family is praying for yours. God bless Alaska. — Governor Bill Walker (@AkGovBillWalker) November 30, 2018
Oak Bay police said watching and listening to video of the earthquake shows how frightening an earthquake can be and how little time there is when it happens.
Aerial view of the Minnesota Drive ramp damage at West International Airport Road. pic.twitter.com/AASlWSUVqp— Governor Bill Walker (@AkGovBillWalker) November 30, 2018
Watch (and listen) to this video as it really gives an appreciation of how frightening an earthquake can be and how little time & control we have when its happening. #BePrepared #oakbay & #yyj https://t.co/h1yxMBVJzZ— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) November 30, 2018