ANCHORAGE, AK. (THECOUNT) — A 6.6-magnitude, (later upgraded to a 7.0,) 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 (12 kilometers) north of Alaska’s largest city.


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

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