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Alaska: Earthquake

Earthquake: Alaskan courthouse damaged (KTVA Reporter Heather Hintze/CNN)

This was the scene as the quake hit at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage Friday.

People hid under tables and attorneys jumped under their desks. The earthquake caused paintings to swing on the walls and pieces of the ceiling to drop to the floor.

The building was reportedly evacuated after the powerful shaking stopped.

One seismologist says people in Alaska could experience more tremors in the coming months. She says aftershocks could even last for years.

Alaska is dealing with the aftermath of a massive earthquake Friday.

This video shows major damage to a road near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

You can see half the roadway crumbled and broke apart.

The earthquake is being measured preliminarily at a 7.0 magnitude.

It rocked buildings in the city and sent people rushing for cover.


Earthquake: Footage from inside home


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