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Magnitude-6.8 Earthquake Hits Alaska

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  1. johnnyreb

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    Warren,

    I know damage was confined to the Kenai Peninsula, 160 mi SW of Anchorage so I'm assuming all is well with you & your's. Could you feel or hear anything where you live?

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  2. warren

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    I appreciate your concern johnny.

    Other than a bit of lost sleep, no serious damage. The pup decided to share the bed after the earthquake. He's normally a loner.

    I'm gonna finish my first cuppa and a cigarette then, I start picking up stuff in the pantry. Had a few other things wobble off the shelves around the house, a few knickknacks broken. It was officially a 7.1 quake which went on for nearly a minute. The longer the rolling the more the damage.

    A meerschaum fell from its stand. Landed on the carpet so no damage there. The tins all retained their lids so no blends to vacuum up.

    I expect some avalanches and rock slides in the area I'm going to shoot sheep today. Should be interesting.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Really glad you're ok Warren, read about it this morning and was wondering how you came out.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    A meerschaum fell from its stand. Landed on the carpet so no damage there.

    In my mind, that officially makes it a bigger event than our snowstorm over here, lol. Glad you are OK, and thank goodness for carpet.

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    Glad everything is ok Warren... The wife just told me about the earthquake and immediately thought of you.

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    @Warren-

    Yep, you were the first guy I thought of when I heard about it on the news. Very glad all is well.

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    Glad to hear that Warren. I don't think you've ever said how close your daughter & grandson live to you, but I'm assuming they're okay as well. If you see any interesting rock slides today photograph them as well.

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    That's some serious tectonic energy on the loose. Glad you weathered it pretty well. When I was in a Navy "A" school in San Diego, I was eating lunch at the end of the lunch hour, just one other guy at the table. It felt like he was shoving the table at me, and he took it the same way, and we glared at each other, before it dawned on us simultaneously that this was one of those little tremors that come from the San Andreas fault. "Everyone has their faults," as the old joke goes. Hope none of the household systems got jarred loose. Stay safe.

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    The young ones haven't reported in yet. They live in the flat land, near the inlet, so a longish quake can turn the ground into jello. But, no news is good news. There are no reports of any structural damage in the flatland, we learned a few things with regard to building after the the 1964 shaker, other than some localized water and gas line interruptions.

    The area I intended shooting in is experiencing high winds (30+) and heavy snow, no reported road blockages, so I'll wait a few hours before checking it out personally. The maintenance trucks report conditions as they plow so the information is timely. And, there is no real daylight until well after 10am this time of year because of the surrounding mountains and late sunrise.

    Thanks everyone for the thoughts. I really appreciate them.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Glad to hear that Warren. Take care of yourself

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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