7.0 Earthquake near Anchorage, AK

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Earthquake:
Magnitude:
7Origin Time: 11/30/2018, 11:29:28 AM
Depth: 25 mi.Lat: 61.3° N Lon: 149.9° W
Location: 35 miles SW of Palmer, Alaska


A major earthquake with reports of a lot of damage including damage to roads. Tsunami warning issued

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000hyfh/executive

Tsunami Warning in Effect for;

* COASTAL AREAS OF COOK INLET AND SOUTHERN KENAI PENINSULA IN
ALASKA


For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America,
the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated. Further
information will be provided in supplementary messages.


FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-----------------------------
* Tsunami activity is forecasted to start at the following
locations at the specified times.

FORECAST
START
SITE OF TSUNAMI
---- ----------

* Alaska
Kodiak 0925 AKST Nov 30
Seward 0930 AKST Nov 30
Homer 1145 AKST Nov 30
 

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Look at this road damage from the only road between Wasilla and Anchorage

 
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Amazing to be able to see the ripple effect.

Those arrays are so cool!

There's another (sort-of) ripple effect in this, too: a human one, still radiating from 1964.

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake in August killed 460 people in Indonesia and displaced 350,000. In August of 2016, a 6.0 quake killed 298 people in central Italy . . .

. . . as Alaskans, we just survived something that easily could have killed many of us. And we should learn from that.

The debate is not over. Endless meetings have weighed whether projects should go ahead when the experts have doubts. Cautious voices always face the excitement of jobs and economic growth.

The next time you hear about a developer who wants to build on view property along Cook Inlet — on Bootlegger Cove clay — think about that jolt you felt Friday morning. When a proposal comes forward to break the height limit or bend the geotechnical rules, remember who kept us safe Friday.


It was the engineers and scientists. They were the heroes who saved countless lives on Friday.

-- Charles Wohlforth


He's right. And living in the Cascadia subduction zone, I'm grateful to them, too. And am also taking notes of how Alaskans are coping with the aftermath of this one (damage, yes, but also aftershocks--that must be scary); someday that may be me. At least we don't have the Alaskan winter to deal with!
 

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