Three hours after a powerful earthquake struck Alaska, KTVA TV meteorologists were live on Facebook.
When another aftershock rattled the building, they dove beneath the anchor desk — they didn't stop talking. Directors in the control room peeked over the control room electronics to keep the information flowing.
While in the newsroom, aftershocks sent reporters under the desks.
— Kirsten Swann (@kirsteswann) November 30, 2018
KTVA's studio was a mess. There was water in the hallway. The strong morning earthquake outside of Anchorage sent ceiling tiles and other debris crashing onto the studio anchor desk.
— Cassie Schirm (@cassieschirmtv) November 30, 2018
The station showed video of a destroyed edit bay, and debris scattered around the newsroom.
Across town, KTUU-TV quickly began posting photos of the significant damage including roads and buildings.
KTUU confirming that those who were inside this car are safe pic.twitter.com/fpylYOWjso
— Kari Bustamante (@karibusta) November 30, 2018
KTVA posted courthouse camera video that captured the moment the initial quake hit.
This is what happened on the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse during the Anchorage #earthquake. Both attorneys jumped under their desks. Evacuated the building after the shaking stopped. pic.twitter.com/dqHGPCv6XO
— Heather Hintze (@HeatherHintze) November 30, 2018
The Anchorage Daily News focused on emergency response. The paper's website warned readers about boil water orders, leaking gas and how to pick kids up from school. The paper has consistently updated user-contributed and staff photos.