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Post by Original Quill on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:13 pm

Just reported at 10 am PST, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in Anchorage Alaska. News just coming in. No reports of damages yet.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:51 pm

Tsunami alert for southern Alaska and as far south as San Francisco.

Yahoo News wrote:7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage and sparks tsunami warning along Alaska coast

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Buildings in downtown Anchorage shook and developed cracks when a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Alaska’s biggest city today.

The temblor sparked tsunami warnings for coastal areas of Alaska, including Cook Inlet and part of the Kenai Peninsula, but the alert area didn’t extend as far south as British Columbia or Washington state. It could take more than three hours for any heightened waves to sweep through the warning area.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 8:29 a.m. Alaska time (9:29 a.m. PT) and was centered 8 miles north of Anchorage. The main quake was followed by aftershocks in the range of magnitude 4 to 5.8.

Lamp posts and trees swayed in Anchorage, The Associated Press reported. Some people ran out of offices, while others reportedly sought shelter under their desks. An AP reporter working in downtown Anchorage saw cracks in a two-story building after the quake.

Power outages, flooding from water main breaks, rock slides and road closures were reported. But there were no immediate reports of injuries.

One of the most powerful quakes ever recorded, measuring 9.2 on the magnitude scale, hit Anchorage in 1964. The tremor created tsunami waves as high as 67 feet and is said to have caused 139 deaths in Alaska, Oregon and California, mostly due to the tsunami. Because earthquake magnitude is measured on a logarithmic scale, the 1964 quake was more than 150 times bigger and nearly 2,000 times stronger (in terms of energy release) than today’s quake.

As is usual in the age of social media, many of today’s on-the-scene reports came via Twitter. Here’s a selection of the tweets:

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Post by eddie on Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:56 pm

Has Alaska had earthquakes before?

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:39 pm

It's the one state directly in ring of fire.  In 1964 it had a 9,2 magnitude earthquake.  

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/alaska1964/

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