ALASKA was struck by a massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake today, sparking tsunami warnings, but where is Anchorage?
Anchorage in Alaska was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 8.29am local time (5.29pm GMT) on Friday. It was followed by a large 5.8 magnitude earthquake shortly afterwards. The US Tsunami Warning System has put a tsunami warning in place for many areas in southern Alaska.
The earthquake hit 30 miles south west of Anchorage, with a depth of 17miles.
Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet.
A reporter from the Associated Press who was working in downtown Anchorage reportedly saw cracks in a two-story building following the quake.
Alaska has on average 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined.
"We were in school but luckily we all know the drill so we all dove underneath our desks and held onto the legs.
"The lights went out shortly after the earthquake started. This is fun. I think we might get to go home."