UPDATED 1:05 PM PT — Fri. Nov. 30, 2018
President Trump has been briefed on the situation in Alaska and a tsunami warning has been canceled after a powerful earthquake rocked the state’s largest city.
To the Great people of Alaska. You have been hit hard by a “big one.” Please follow the directions of the highly trained professionals who are there to help you. Your Federal Government will spare no expense. God Bless you ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2018
According to a statement released by police, there is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage. Many homes and buildings have been affected by the magnitude 7.0 tremor.
The earthquake happened Friday morning with an epicenter about five-miles north of Anchorage.
Alaska’s governor has issued a disaster declaration, and authorities are urging residents to proceed with caution as roads and bridges have sustained major damage.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has diverted some planes and grounded several others. A main air traffic tower was evacuated and four airports were closed, following the quake.