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Anchorage Rebuilding After Major Earthquake and Aftershocks

On Friday morning Alaska was rattled by the biggest earthquake recorded in the state since 1964. According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the quake, which was centered just seven miles north of Anchorage, caused significant damage to the area’s infrastructure. It left highways and roads in pieces, power lines snapped, and many buildings so damaged that they were forced to close. 


The area is still feeling residual aftershocks, in fact, more than 1,000 have been reported since the initial rumble. But Alaskans, who are no stranger to massive quakes, have been taking the incident in stride. Thankfully, there have been no casualties or major injuries as a result of the incident. Unlike the devastating 9.2 magnitude earthquake in 1964, which killed more than 100 people, Friday’s tremor originated 30 miles under in the ground. This, combined with newer building codes, aided in avoiding more destruction for the area.

The 1964 earthquake for comparison:

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