A major 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska, causing people to run from buildings and briefly prompting a tsunami alert for coastal areas.
The quake was centered about seven miles (11km) north of Anchorage, the largest city in the state, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
A series of aftershocks were recorded following the initial shock, which had a depth of 40.9km, the USGS said.
Around 300,000 people live in Anchorage with 100,000 in the surrounding area.
Article Source: BBC