Last Friday morning, around 8:30 a.m., residents in Anchorage, Alaska, awoke to a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The phenomenon struck close to the city, crumbling roads and splintering buildings. Residents had only seconds to dive for safety and wait out the disaster.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake hit approximately 10 miles northeast of Anchorage, at a depth of 21 miles. In the days that followed, over 190 mini-earthquakes also occurred.

Amidst the panic, the disaster triggered a tsunami warning. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz commented on the stressful situation, saying: “It was very loud when it came. It was very clear that this was something bigger than what we normally experience. We live in earthquake country so folks … but this was a big one.”

Photos that have surfaced since the incident reveal the chaos that was caused by the earthquake. Following are 10+ photographs that reveal the extent of the disaster:

Said Kristin Dossett, a resident of Palmer, Alaska: “It was absolutely terrifying. It shook like I have never felt anything shake before.”

”It just didn’t stop,” Dossett continued. “It kept going and got louder and louder, and things just fell everywhere — everything off my dressers, off my bookcases, my kitchen cupboard. Just broken glass everywhere.”

My parent’s home in Wasilla is usually in tip top shape. Here it is this morning following the earthquake. The video doesn’t begin to show the scope.

Posted by Sarah Palin on Friday, November 30, 2018

My parent’s home in Wasilla is usually in tip top shape. Here it is this morning following the earthquake. The video doesn’t begin to show the scope.

Posted by Sarah Palin on Friday, November 30, 2018

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h/t Mashable, Forbes, CNN