The earthquake hit Alaska early this morning and there’s still no word on the cause, but the first signs of the devastation were already visible.
The National Weather Service in Anchorage reported the quake was felt across Alaska, including on the state’s North Slope and in the far reaches of the Aleutian Islands.
There are no reports of damage yet, but some roads in the Anchorage area have been blocked, with some cars on the highways shut down, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.
The quake caused damage in Anchorage and around the surrounding area, and more than 300 homes were destroyed.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker said in a news conference the damage was not expected to be severe, but that some roads could be closed for several hours as a precaution.
A massive earthquake rattled the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, causing minor damage but no major damage.
Bill Walker has declared a state of emergency in the aftermath of a magnitude-7.9 earthquake.