Alaska has the most earthquakes in the US. Here's why

Alaska shaken by a powerful earthquake many damage

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 have rocked buildings and buckled roads in Anchorage, Alaska, prompting people to run from their offices or take cover under desks.

On Friday, a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck southern Alaska about ten miles north of the state's largest city of Anchorage.

Officials have cancelled a tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska following the tremors on Friday. Residents of the state not recommended to go out when they don't have to drive the auto.

Walker says it will take more than a week or two to fix roads damaged by the quake.

Aftershocks Saturday continued to fray nerves, with people worrying about being caught in more massive shakers.

All flights in and out of the airport were suspended for hours after the quake knocked out telephones and forced the evacuation of the control tower.

When it finally ended, team member Sadie Blake, 15, said, "I started crying".

‎ Residents posted pictures and videos to Twitter of damage to their homes and stores - belongings ‎knocked off of shelves, broken windows and pictures scattered on the floor.‎.

It requires buildings to be created to resist possible ground motion determined by location and quake histories.

Jonathan Lettow was waiting with his 5-year-old daughter and other children for a school bus near their home in Wasilla, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Anchorage, when the quake struck. "The Tsunami Warning in Alaska that accompanied this morning's M7.0 quake has been cancelled", the NWS said via Twitter. Dr. Lucy Jones of the California Institute of Technology says a quake of this magnitude will often stay in sequence at 5.8 on average.

US President Donald Trump has approved the state of emergency for Alaska and ordered federal state aid.

Department spokesman Meadow Bailey tells The Associated Press that normal operations have resumed at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

"The most striking thing about this event was that it was so close to Anchorage", Hayes said. For now, the Alaska Railroad remains shut down until all of the tracks could be inspected.

Earlier on Friday, a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster hit southern Alaska about 10 miles north of Anchorage. Their building suffered only minor damage, but he says others were much worse. This quake wasn't almost as strong so any tsunami is unlikely to reach that level, but this is still a risky situation and should be monitored closely if you live anywhere across the Pacific.

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