Natural disaster rattles southern Alaska

03 December, 2018, 01:50 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Alaska shaken by a powerful earthquake many damage

"You could tell that it was a bad one". It damaged nearby businesses and sent shockwaves through homes.

The tsunami warning has been issued after the natural disaster, but cancelled later, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement on Friday.

It requires buildings to be created to resist possible ground motion determined by location and quake histories.

Officials said the quake, and its aftershocks, struck near Anchorage at about 9:30 a.m. with a 17 mile depth.

‎ About two and a half hours after the quake, the utility said approximately 7,000-10,000 customers ‎were still without power.‎. "This feels like something that could really do some damage'".

Walker said sometimes people, including himself, grouse about stringent building codes.

The 7.0 magnitude quake struck just outside Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, on Friday, prompting Governor Bill Walker to deem it a disaster, after which the USA president "declared that an emergency exists in the State of Alaska" and ordered the government to free up federal funding to battle "emergency conditions in the areas affected by an quake".

As the natural disaster hit, people ran out of buildings or sought shelter under office desks.

Dozens of small aftershocks were recorded, and a number could be felt across the region.

He said he has spoken to President Donald Trump and the White House has offered to help.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries, but people ran from offices and schools or took cover under desks.

She said while the road to the airport was damaged, she believes her flight to Craig for the holidays next week will be no problem.

Aftershocks Saturday continued to fray nerves.

The Anchorage Police Department reported "major infrastructure damage" across the city. "I kept waking up".

The earthquakes measured 7.0 and 5.6 and buckled roads across Anchorage Alaska.

- NBC News (@NBCNews) November 30, 2018A 7.0 magnitude quake just occurred near Anchorage. Dr. Lucy Jones of the California Institute of Technology says a quake of this magnitude will often stay in sequence at 5.8 on average.

The aftershocks should be weaker and less frequent in the coming days, but officials can't say for sure when they'll stop, he said.

"It was very loud when it came", Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said. He also credited building codes for minimizing structure damage. "For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated", the US Tsunami Warning System said in a bulletin. We looked after one another.

Employees who live north of Anchorage are being encouraged to take Monday off or work from home if possible to reduce traffic.

The epicenter was just north of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

"It wasn't a situation where there was a mass rush of people", hospital spokesman Mikal Canfield said.

Bailey said most airport elevators and escalators have returned to service.

"Thankfully I pulled over when I did", he said.

Roads didn't fare so well. Traffic piled up for miles as cars inched past damaged areas.



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