PenAir Flights Canceled After Anchorage Earthquake; All Tsunami Warnings Canceled

Nov 30, 2018

In Anchorage, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused major damage Friday morning, including this cracked exit ramp at Minnesota Drive and International Airport Road.
Credit Nathaniel Herz/Alaska Public Media

Updated Friday 11/30 at 1:40 p.m.

The National Tsunami Warning Center has canceled the tsunami warnings issued for southcentral Alaska Friday morning.

NTWC officials say no tsunami is expected following a large earthquake that struck near Anchorage around 8:30 a.m.

The Alaska Earthquake Center reported that the 7.0-magnitude quake hit seven miles north of Anchorage at a depth of 27 miles.

NTWC officials have confirmed that it did not generate any tsunami waves.

The Anchorage area is still experiencing strong aftershocks, including a 5.7-magnitude quake.

No deaths have been reported. 

According to residents and the Anchorage Police Department, there is major infrastructure damage across the city. Many homes and buildings are damaged, and many roads and bridges are closed.

PenAir has canceled all of its Friday flights. Alaska Airlines also suspended operations at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage while the damage was assessed. 

Unalaska and the Aleutian region were never under a tsunami warning or watch. The warnings had been issued for Kodiak, the Kenai Peninsula, and Cook Inlet.

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As of 9:15 a.m., the Aleutian region is not under a tsunami warning or watch, following a 7.0-preliminary magnitude earthquake near Anchorage on Friday morning.

The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a warning for Kodiak, the Kenai Peninsula, and Cook Inlet.

Officials at the Unalaska Department of Public Safety say they are monitoring the situation.