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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaskans felt a large earthquake that shook South Central at around 8:30 a.m. this morning.

According to officials with the USGS, the earthquake initially was a 6.6 magnitude but later adjusted the magnitude to a 7.0, and was centered north of Anchorage. The National Weather Service said it was a 7.0 magnitude quake as well.

Several aftershocks of diminishing strength, but still significant, were felt.

Directly following the massive quake, an emergency alert was issued for a tsunami warning, saying that there was danger on the coast for a tsunami, and instructing people to go to high ground.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake just occurred near Anchorage. Please note there is NO Tsunami danger with this earthquake. Please stay tuned for any updates.

With the aftershock. The Tsuanami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for all of Cook Inlet


Several reports of damage have been made around Anchorage and the surrounding area, including possible damage to highways and roads.

Department of Transportation officials told Channel 2 a possible landslide occurred on the Seward Highway by McHugh Creek.

The Anchorage School District said it is still accessing earthquake damages. "When you feel it is safe to pick up your children at your school, please do so," an emailed statement read.

Right now, multiple parts of Town are showing their power being down according to Chugach Electric. A map for that outage, and if power is restored in your area, can be found online here.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as possible.