People living in the Land of the Midnight Sun were shocked when the ground underneath them began to tremble and shake.
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the town of Anchorage, Alaska, Friday morning at around 8:30 a.m. local time.
The earthquake's epicenter was located just 7.5 miles north of the state's most populated city, according to ABC News.
Bloomberg reported that a tsunami warning was issued to the surrounding coastal areas. The tsunami warning has since been canceled.
16,000 power outages were reported as of 10:30 a.m. local time, Chugach Electric Association said, according to NBC News.
Following the earthquake, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a declaration of disaster, according to a post on his Facebook page.
According to the United States Geological Survey's website, the area has experienced several aftershock quakes, including one with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter Scale.
The Anchorage Daily News stated that there were no immediate reports of injuries.