7.0 magnitude earthquake jolts US state of Alaska

7.0 magnitude earthquake jolts US state of Alaska

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has rocked the US state of Alaska.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was about eight miles north of Alaska’s largest city Anchorage.

In a statement, Anchorage's police department spokesman said many homes and buildings are damaged while many roads and bridges are closed in the city.