Anchorage, Alaska

Olga Terestsenko |

Huge earthquake rocks buildings in Anchorage; tsunami warning canceled

November 30, 2018 - 1:45 pm

UPDATED: 2:25 p.m.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CBS News) — A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city.

Tsunami warnings issued by officials for coastal areas of southern Alaska and Cook Inlet have been canceled. 

An Associated Press reporter saw cracks in a building. It was unclear whether there were injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially said it was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and then reduced that to 6.6. 

Dramatic video and pictures of the quake's aftermath started to surface on social media.

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