Shaky Saturday

A stranded vehicle lies on a collapsed roadway near the airport after an earthquake in Anchorage




Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and shattered roads in Anchorage on Friday, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a tsunami.

The warning was lifted a short time later. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries.

The US Geological Survey said the first and more powerful quake was centered about 7 miles (12km) north of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, with a population of about 300,000. People ran from their offices or took cover under desks.

Cracks could be seen in a two-storey downtown Anchorage building, and photographs posted to social media showed fractured roads and collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school. One image showed a car stranded on an island of pavement, surrounded by cavernous cracks where the earthquake split the road.


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14 Responses to Shaky Saturday

  1. Den says:

    The SUV on the tow truck was in the middle of the cracked up road at first, it was carefully removed.

    That shaker foretells of further upcoming events down fault.


  2. Micki says:

    This aerial photo in the Anchorage Daily News of road damage is quite impressive.

    Last evening, I talked with our long-time friend, Mel, who lives in Anchorage. He’s accustomed to earthquakes, as an Alaskan Native (Aleut). (And, yes….he has no problem with the descriptor “Alaskan Native.”)

    Mel said, as the quake began to rumble, he wondered “is this the BIG one?” Nope. Not even close to the 1964 9.2 quake. Nevertheless, yesterday’s quake created a mess in his home. He admits all the broken glass and catty-wampus pictures on his walls happened because he didn’t take proper precautions.

    He did say the roads ARE A MESS!


  3. Den says:

    Clarke we need you!


  4. Den says:

    Hard Hats might be needed, asteroid 2018 WV1 will fly by at 0.09 Lunar distance at 10:30PM ET tonight.

    Watch out… DOH!…for that satellite.


  5. Den says:

    FOG! Pea Soup variety, so bad even the wild animals are bumping into each other, ouch!


  6. °¿º Carol says:

    I had a colonoscopy in June 2016. When it was over the doctor told me he didn’t want to see me for 10 years. I cheered. Thank goodness that is done with. If I’m still here in ten years, I’m not going to get one.


  7. °¿º Carol says:

    Den, I saved what you told me to do about my tractor and will show it to Pete. We’ve never done anything to winterize a tractor the 40 years we’ve lived here. A mechanic somewhere told us to just make sure the gas tank is full so condensation can’t form. I had trouble starting it this past spring, it needed a battery.

    I’m still interested in what you told me to do and will show it to Pete. However, I am NOT doing it, I draw the line. I don’t need another chore around here.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    A really slow 25—27 minutes to Bryan Hall for the annual, mostly vocal season’s concert. Then back to the Hillside Cafe; 31 minutes.


  9. Den says:

    Crappy weather finally getting a 2 day break then right back to crap, ho,ho,ho.


  10. Den says:

    A nearby lightning strike took out my power for a few minutes,


  11. Den says:

    OOPS sorry Grandpa:


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