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Anchorage Earthquake This Morning

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  1. shanez

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    Anchorage was hit with a massive earthquake this morning.

    I have received word that my brother and his family there are safe but praying that everyone else is okay as well.

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    No fatalities being reported as of yet.

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    I have a sister that lives up there. Been trying to contact my mom all morning to see if she's heard anything, but nothing yet. If they weren't, I'd have heard that news by now, but always feel a little uneasy until I know for sure.

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    Got this pic from my brother from him trying to get home:

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    Doesn't Pipesmagazine already have a correspondent in Alaska (Warren)?

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    My sister sent my mom the same picture along with a couple others. Her and her husband and two kids live in Anchorage:

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    I've seen several other similar pictures online now and they mostly appear to be on/off ramps for a highway which I'm guessing is Seward Highway. Could be the other portion of highway that drops down off of Seward. It's been a few years since I've been there so I couldn't say for sure.

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    Carolina,

    I'm assuming your sister and her family is okay then?

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    From what my mom says, yes for now. She got the kids and they were heading up the mountain to get clear if a tsunami hits. They live close to a small cove somewhere I think, so they wanted to get clear of that at least. I won't know more until later this evening I'm sure, but my sister did say that small fires had broken out all over town.

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    The tsunami warning has been cancelled so they should be okay regarding that.

    My brother said he could transformers exploding around him right after it happened so they might not have power for a while. Hopefully they have a wood burning stove or fireplace and plenty of fuel if necessary. Food and water too.

    Apparently there was an initial earthquake of 7.0 magnitude followed by another of 5.8. They'll likely have aftershocks for sometime to come.

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    I sure hope Warren is ok.

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    Power was just restored. Surprisingly quickly and I'm pasing out kudos to the Chugach Electric crews.

    There's been some rock slides and, serious road and bridge damage. No injuries reported. I went through the "big one" years ago on the ski slopes. I was at my desk this morning and I think the epicenter was just under my butt. It wasn't long enough to do real damage but, it was damned close and followed closely by an "aftershock" which was right up there on the scale also. We are getting aftershocks fairly regularly right now, a couple an hour, enough to keep the heart rate up. I'm getting tired of going in and out of the house. Gus, my lab, is very antsy.

    So goes the day!

    Thanks for the concern! You're a great bunch!

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    My wall mounted piperack and pipes survived!!!

    The cupboard of tobacco tins was expectedly booby trapped when the door was opened. No casualties to the tins though.

    The jars were under my counter in the kitchen island, and were packed tightly enough not to fall.

    Whew.

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    I will add that a meer and some "3 Star Blue" left the house with me after the second temblor.

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    Warren and Loadclear, glad all is well after the quake!

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    Yes, good to hear.

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    I've been busy all day and didn't even know about this. Glad all are okay.

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    I’m glad to hear that everyone is well and safe.

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    I will add that a meer and some "3 Star Blue" left the house with me after the second temblor.
    Good move there! Glad all are safe and, Warren, Glad you can at least have smoke thru it all...

    "the weez"...
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    Scary stuff. Glad you guys are okay

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    Very scary. Praying for everyone in the area.

    Nate
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    Hope you guys are all well.

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    I had a very busy day at work yesterday, got home a bit late and had no idea this even happened until I turned on the news channel. I caught one report of the earthquake, and then news of George H.W. Bush broke, and that's all they've been covering since. It is good to know that there have been (at least to my knowledge so far) no fatalities. Not sure I would like living in a place where the earth tends to shake things up, although there have been some minor quakes in Texas in recent years. I've lived here all my life and didn't even know we had any fault lines until a few years ago. Still, here in Texas most of us don't even know what an earthquake is, and when we've had a shake everyone stops what they're doing and acts like a prairie dog.... "What the... what the crap was that???" ...

    Nope, nope, and nope. I think I'll take my chances with the high heat summers, extreme super cell thunderstorms, and tornadoes... at least if I get sucked up by a tornado, I might get the chance to hang out with some flying monkeys and little people.

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    Glad to hear everyone is ok.

    Earth quakes must be scary, no warning and all of a sudden bam, the world is shaking. At least here in Florida we gets days of warning for hurricanes.

    Harris
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