Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Causes Damage Across Alaska


Most people in Valdez woke to Sunday’s 1:30am earthquake.
Little damage occurred in Valdez, but across Alaska damage ranges from cracks in the road, house explosions to items damaged from falling off shelves.
Here are a few stories to sum things up:

ADN – Earthquake hits Alaska’s most populated region

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ALASKA EARTHQUAKE BREAKS APART ICE DURING
2016 NORTHERN LIGHTS 300 RACE

KTVA – Thirty-three dog mushers were halfway through the Northern Lights 300 race when Sunday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit and began breaking apart the ice they were racing on.  SEE VIDEO

NATURE WORLD NEWS

Information on Sunday’s earthquake, picture of damaged railroad tracks, and more about earthquakes in Alaska.  About six percent of large, shallow earthquakes are in Alaska or near it.
READ HERE