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A powerful quake shook southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting traffic and knocking television stations off the air in the state's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

A tsunami warning was issued for the area, including Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

In recent developments, it was announced that the tsunami warning had been cancelled.

Television stations shave been reportedly knocked off the air.

According to a statement released by police, there is major infrastructure damage across Anchorage. He was in an elevator in a high-rise Anchorage office building and said it was a "rough ride" coming down.

Samuel Shea, the Science Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Anchorage, said his drive from the office to his home in South Anchorage, which usually takes around 10 minutes, was 40 minutes on Friday after the natural disaster.

An Associated Press reporter saw cracks in a building.

Enstar Natural Gas company asked residents to beware of gas leaks while the main water company said there had been water main breaks.

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Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a 7.0 quake Friday morning.

Blair Braverman said she was staying in a hotel with her husband when the quake hit.

Hank Graper says he was driving when the quake struck.

A National Weather Service employee on duty in Anchorage during the temblor called it "the scariest quake I have ever been in". West said damage reports across the region were beginning to arrive at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. "You could tell that it was a bad one".

Alaska has more earthquakes than any other state, largely due to the fact that the southeastern part of the state lies on a subduction zone, a geographic area in which one tectonic plate slides underneath another.

Alaska was hit by a 9.2 magnitude natural disaster in March 1964, the strongest ever recorded in North America, which left 139 people dead.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has diverted some planes and grounded several others.

International Airport Road near Ted Stevens has been damaged, the airport said via Twitter, advising motorists to use extreme caution.


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