A tsunami warning was issued for the coastal area near Anchorage but was canceled at about 10:00 a.m.
There is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage. Many homes and buildings are damaged. Many roads and bridges are closed.
For a few hours this afternoon, FAA canceled flights coming into the Ted Stevens International Airport and diverted flights to Kodiak, Fairbanks, and Kenai.
Power is out in several areas in South Central. Power companies are currently assessing damages and responding to outages.
Many businesses and schools are closed. The Anchorage School District has canceled school through Tuesday to access damages.
Officials are telling residents to boil water in case there are broken lines. Police have asked residents to stay off the roads if they don’t need to drive.
Petersburg resident, John Havrilek, is in Anchorage right now and experienced the earthquake at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown. He spoke with KFSK’s Angela Denning about the experience of making his way down 11 flights of stairs in the dark.