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.
— Ryan Hobbs (@RyanHobbsMMA) November 30, 2018
— Marc Lester (@marclesterphoto) November 30, 2018
Highway exit ramp collapses
after 7.0 Anchorage, Alaska Earthquake.
Note the SUV stuck in the middle of roadway!
— Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) November 30, 2018
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) November 30, 2018
— David Ruffini (@SvrTroposphere) November 30, 2018
7.2 earthquake here in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a video my dad took from the Minnesota exit ramp from international. 😰😰 pic.twitter.com/1yOGj3yz9q
— sarah m (@sarahh_mars) November 30, 2018
This is Vine rd rn 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Y6SEHE7Wua
— coco (@cocoathebaddest) November 30, 2018
Here’s the islanded car at the wrecked anchorage off ramp. pic.twitter.com/626As53hzF
— Nat Herz (@Nat_Herz) November 30, 2018
— Akaidan Tv (@AidanG61706520) November 30, 2018
Took the 10 minute drive to Vine Rd to see the damage ourselves get our own pics. They're crazy but really dont do it justice. #AlaskaEarthquake2018 #Alaska #AlaskaEarthquake #earthquake #VineRd pic.twitter.com/SFD5izzhBY
— Tia ♍ari (@mother_of_hera) December 2, 2018
People are in awe of nature’s terrifying power.
Imagine being the driver of that car !
— avajedi1 (@avajedi1) November 30, 2018
That's like, WOW. Where the dirt like, radiates outward.
— Cowkitty (@Cats3k) November 30, 2018
— Mrs Lyn Hewitson (@LynHewitson) November 30, 2018
It was scary as hell. Mother Nature can stop playing her games now.
— Jilly (@Ak_2001_) December 2, 2018
Oh my word! Hope everyone is okay.
— Pat Harris (@PMHarris_author) November 30, 2018
One of the most scariest looking things I ever seen! I'm glad that person is alive. Hope he got to safety
— SirenSea (@Gabbi8730) November 30, 2018
I just saw a boy being interviewed . He said his school was busted in half. While he was talking an AFTERSHOCK happened.
— Sue Buerger (@seezellll) November 30, 2018
— Jenn Abreu (@ladyj007) November 30, 2018
— Jerry Jordan (@Jerry_Jordan) December 1, 2018
These pictures are crazy! They may not capture it fully but enough to br gasp-worthy. Very close to friends and family. Can't believe the road just cracked and crumbled like that.
— Fadhila Holman (@Fad_InsideOut) December 2, 2018
Despite the jaw-dropping devastation, there are currently no casualties reported.