7.0 earthquake hits Alaska, damages 2 hospitals

Two hospitals sustained damage after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska Nov. 30, causing "major infrastructure damage" across Anchorage, police said, according to Fox 2 Now St. Louis.

The earthquake hit the state around 8:30 a.m. local time. Social media images taken during and after the event showed scenes of chaos, including roads buckling and residents across the state taking cover, the report states. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration on his Facebook page.

An Alaska state seismologist told CNN the 7.0 earthquake could be felt up to 400 miles outside of Anchorage.

The White House said via Twitter that President Donald Trump had been briefed on the disaster.

Two of Anchorage's main hospitals, Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center, sustained damage during the earthquake, hospital officials said, according to Fox 2 Now St. Louis.

The U.S. Department of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami warning for the state's coastal areas, but eventually canceled the warnings, the report states.

To access the full report, click here.

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