Major earthquake strikes outside Anchorage

A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Friday, according to U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The quake happened about 7.5 miles north of the city, according to USGS reports. A tsunami warning near Anchorage was triggered earlier in the day, though it was later taken down.

No immediate damage or injuries have been reported, though the Alaska Department of Transportation announced that they are actively inspecting reports of damaged infrastructure in the Anchorage area caused by the earthquake. 

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) said he was in touch with the White House as the state government continues to monitor the response to the earthquake.

The Anchorage airport's air traffic control center has been evacuated, according to ABC News.

Buzzfeed News's Jon Passantino reports that local TV affiliates have been knocked off the air.

Videos and pictures of the effect of the earthquake in Anchorage has been shared on Twitter. 

Video courtesy of @ggervelis, showing NEST video of the earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska pic.twitter.com/RK5uct8vGJ

-- Updated at 2:50 p.m.