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Earthquake in Alaska causes airplane traffic to halt, TV station to go off air

Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 13:12:29-05

A tsunami warning is in effect for coastal areas of Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska after an earthquake Friday with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, according to a bulletin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

CNN affiliate KTUU was knocked off the air due to the earthquake. News director Tracy Sabo tells CNN the station has had reports of items falling off shelves.

The alert said that "for other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated. Further information will be provided in supplementary messages."

No airplanes are landing at the Anchorage airport because the air traffic control tower has been evacuated, the FAA reported Friday.