Whoa! It's like San Andreas but for real! And WAY scarier!
Friday morning there was an earthquake off the coast of Alaska that measured a terrifying 6.8 on the Richter scale.
The epicenter was far from any dense population — about 400 miles SW of Anchorage, and 34 miles under the surface of the ocean — and thankfully so far there have been no reports of casualties or damage. Whew!
And more good news: the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has officially stated that there is no danger of a distant tsunami, which can sometimes affect coastlines thousands of miles away with larger quakes.
Still, pretty scary!
The largest earthquake ever to hit mainland Alaska, way back in 1968, was a 6.5 magnitude.
Sara Beltran-Hernandez, a 26-year-old mother-of-two, was awaiting an emergency surgery for a brain tumor this week -- but was instead forcibly moved by federal agents from the hospital to a detention center following Donald Trump's immigration ban.
A little background: Beltran-Hernandez was seeking asylum in the United States as a victim of domestic abuse in El Salvador back in November 2015 when she was picked up by immigration agents on her way to New York to visit her mother.
She's been detained in Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas ever since -- until she was hospitalized in Fort Worth after a doctor discovered the brain tumor.