7.0-magnitude natural disaster that hits near Anchorage, Alaska
03 December, 2018, 01:51 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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A city official says thousands of residents remain without electricity after a powerful quake shook parts of Alaska yesterday.
North of Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough also sustained considerable damage, including the wreck of Vine Road.
Officials are reporting widespread damage, especially the infrastructure and roadways. "And when people around the country and around the world look at this, they're going to say, 'We want to do things in the Anchorage way because Anchorage did this right", Berkowitz said. "That's why it has caused the damage that we're seeing". One was offloading barges as normal on Sunday, and the other company is scheduled to offload barges Monday after successfully testing their crane system. Had it been a little further away from Anchorage I don't think it would be getting very much attention. Holy A. Bell, books and ceiling tiles litter the floor at the The Mat-Su College library in Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018, after a 7.0 magnitude quake.
The Glenn Highway received damage in several areas north of Anchorage.
The $5 million is essentially seen as a down-payment to help fund short-term repairs while assessments for long-term repairs are made.
As one Anchorage resident put it, the shaking seemed to go on, "like, forever".
Officials said the natural disaster, and its aftershocks, struck near Anchorage at about 9:30 a.m. with a 17 mile depth.
The city is keeping a tally of costs associated with the quake, but did not yet have an estimate, said Municipal Manager Bill Falsey.
Lines were long at the Palmer gas stations this morning. Credit Jake Giossi
Police said there was no looting in the aftermath of the quake.
A magnitude 7 quake jolted Alaska's largest city on Friday, November 30, collapsing roads, dislodging landslides, cracking water and gas lines and damaging the interiors and exteriors of buildings. The Alaska Department of Transportation counted about 50 sites with damage, including eight considered major. Downed lines were the expected cause of a fire at a church in Anchorage.
"Everyone just sprinted out of the coffee shop I was at in Anchorage in the middle of a huge earthquake", Nat Herz, a reporter with news portal Alaska's Energy Desk, posted on Twitter..
There were about 550 aftershocks, including 11 with magnitudes of 4.5 or greater, in the 24 hours following the Friday temblor. He says there should be fewer and weaker aftershocks in the coming days, but officials can't say for sure when they will stop. The 9.2-magnitude quake on March 27, 1964, was centered about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Anchorage.
The magnitude-7.0 natural disaster sent residents scurrying for cover when it hit about 8.30 am on Friday. There were no reports of serious injuries.
A large quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Alaska near Anchorage early Friday morning, damaging roads and buildings, knocking out power and sending people fleeing from buildings and to safety beneath door jambs.
People ran from their offices and into the streets or took cover under desks as the ground shook for about 30 seconds.
The largest was magnitude 5.7, located in the city of Anchorage.
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