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M7.0 quake hits Alaska, briefly triggering tsunami warning

A massive earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck southern Alaska near Anchorage on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The 8:29 a.m. local time quake struck 13 kilometers north of Alaska’s largest city at a depth of 40.9 km. It prompted authorities to declare a tsunami warning for some coastal parts of the state, which was lifted a short time later.

There have been no reports of fatalities or injuries so far.

«BIG earthquake in Alaska. Reports of severe damage to roads, bridges and water pipes,» Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in a Twitter post.

The temblor, which has been followed by some aftershocks, damaged roads and buildings, sending residents scurrying for cover, footage aired by U.S. television stations showed.

All — Kyodo News+

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