2018 Anchorage Earthquake - 7.0

 

     On November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck just 10 miles north, north west of Anchorage.  A second earthquake hit just six minutes later with a magnitude of 5.7 and was only two and a half miles away.  (Pt. Mackenzie)

 

    This is a gentle reminder that Alaska is no stranger to earthquakes.  The reason this one gained so much attention that the epicenter was just 10 miles away from the largest population center in Alaska,  which was the city of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley ( Mat-Su ) residents.

 

    Most of the damage was in areas where the soil is silty, sandy, and has large amounts of clay.  Roadways have to cross these areas as they are vast and many in Alaska.   Homes should never be built in these areas.  Most new residents to Alaska, don't think about these things, but many who have went thru the "Great Alaskan Earthquake" will be the first to remind everyone.  As time moves along, we tend to forget, as it's been a little over 50 years since the 9.2 earthquake.

 

    Below are a few links on YouTube that you can watch, to see the force of the 7.0 earthquake.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flDA0jIIS0c

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osxz3Xd848I

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9FKfgVlQY4