US: 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Alaska prompts tsunami warning

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Alaska triggering a tsunami warning in the Cook Inlet area, Alaska authorities said.

US Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Alaska’s largest city Anchorage.

Reporters on the ground have said there are “cracks” visible in buildings in the impacted area.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a warning for the southern part of the state.

The quake reportedly caused “severe damage” to roads, bridges and water pipes, according to the US Department of the Interior. Photos from Anchorage show cracks in the buildings, buckled road onramps, and no power in several areas of the city.

Details to follow

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