The aftermath of 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Alaska

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A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Friday morning near Anchorage, Alaska, causing widespread damage, triggering rock slides and alarming office workers who plunged under their desks.

Light fixtures fell, glass shattered and supermarket aisles were awash from food spilled from broken jars. One man tweeted a photo of his toppled chimney and a local television station showed its studio filled with debris. Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tweeted, saying her family is intact but her “house is not.”

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