Officials warn residents to find high ground as aftershocks rock Anchorage


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The U.S. Geological Survey has reported at least eight aftershocks following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Alaska.

The largest, registering 5.7, was located in the city of Anchorage.

The Alaska Department of Transportation is currently assessing the damage, and warned residents to be cautious.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tweeted in the immediate aftermath, “First, protect yourself from an Earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On. Get to high ground as far inland as possible. Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters.”

YIKES!