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Author Topic: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported  (Read 615 times)

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7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« on: November 30, 2018, 02:46:55 PM »

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/11/30/earthquake-strikes-near-anchorage-tsunami-warning-issued/2163178002/




Also in the report a Tsunami Warning has been issued for the state due to quake.
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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 03:30:56 PM »

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46403405

Building collapses reported all around Alaska due to Quake.
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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 03:36:16 PM »

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46403405

Building collapses reported all around Alaska due to Quake.

Around South Central Alaska (Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer, etc.).  I doubt there are building collapses in Deadhorse or Juneau.
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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 03:46:12 PM »

This topic has already been discussed more informatively (including detail on damage to the road system), at:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=22905.msg2373555

Mods, I suggest a thread merge.
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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 04:27:48 PM »

This topic has already been discussed more informatively (including detail on damage to the road system), at:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=22905.msg2373555

Mods, I suggest a thread merge.

I would suggest simply moving the one post discussing it over here, if there is such a merge.
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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 04:53:16 PM »

This thread is for earthquake discussion. That one is for road discussion.

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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 05:31:42 PM »

When the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks loose, the quake will be 100+ times stronger than this one.  Guess where I live?  LOL!

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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 05:49:13 PM »

When the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks loose, the quake will be 100+ times stronger than this one.  Guess where I live?  LOL!

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You mean like the 9.2 Good Friday earthquake of 1964? That really clobbered Anchorage when it had much less population than it has now, as well as many other areas of south central Alaska.
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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 12:00:45 AM »

The earthquake was rather deep, so damage was kept to a minimum. No reported deaths or major injuries, so it seems that Alaska's stronger building codes are doing the trick.

The newsroom of KTVA (a CBS affiliate) was trashed:

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Re: 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 11:36:08 AM »

When the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks loose, the quake will be 100+ times stronger than this one.  Guess where I live?  LOL!

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You mean like the 9.2 Good Friday earthquake of 1964? That really clobbered Anchorage when it had much less population than it has now, as well as many other areas of south central Alaska.

Here is a 2012 article dealing with what a Cascadia Subduction quake could do for damage:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/on-nw-coast-potential-for-tsunami-waves-up-to-100-feet-now-seems-possible/

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