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Images Of Cracked Roads Show Destruction Of Anchorage Earthquake

The morning of Friday, November 30 marked a day of extreme weather and devastation in Alaska.

Around 8:30 a.m. local time, the Anchorage area was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

The gargantuan quake has spurred many aftershocks, one of which scored a 5.7 on the Richter scale.

Alaska’s seismologist, Michael West, called the quake Alaska’s most significant earthquake since 1964.

“I think it’s safe to say that, not measured in magnitude or location but in terms of how strong the ground itself shook during the earthquake.”

Photos of the devastation have taken over the internet, but perhaps the most vivid examples of the destruction are those that picture Alaska’s roads.

Here are 10 photos and videos of the most powerful examples of the earthquake’s power.

People are in awe of nature’s terrifying power.

Despite the jaw-dropping devastation, there are currently no casualties reported.

H/T: Mashable, BBC


Written by B Miller

Travel lover, dog Mom, Slytherin, future wifey.