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Posted on 12/01/2018 10:02:54 AM PST by Morgana
FULL TITLE: The power of Alaska's earthquake: Dramatic aerial images show devastated roads cracked by the two earthquakes that rocked the state and sparked a tsunami warning
Shocking aerial images of shown the devastating impact the earthquakes in Alaska had on the roads and landscape.
The tremors that struck the state on early Friday morning decimated stretches of road, and made them impassible,
Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 also rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city.
No tsunami arrived and there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the first and more powerful quake was centered about 7 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, with a population of about 300,000.
People ran from their offices or took cover under desks. The 5.7 aftershock arrived within minutes, followed by a series of smaller quakes.
'We just hung onto each other. You couldn't even stand,' said Sheila Bailey, who was working at a high school cafeteria in Palmer when the quake struck. 'It sounded and felt like the school was breaking apart.'
A large section of an off-ramp near the Anchorage airport collapsed, marooning a car on a narrow island of pavement surrounded by deep chasms in the concrete. Several cars crashed at a major intersection in Wasilla, north of Anchorage, during the shaking.
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You okay??? Alaska Ping!
All FReepers in Alaska please check in!
I have family there in Anchorage. They are safe but sounds like their home is not so well. Many, Many people impacted. The pictures really tell a story.
I have a friend who has family there been trying to call him but as usual his cell phone service is crappy.
Yikes. Thanks for posting. Amazing there were no deaths?
In March 1964, the Anchorage area got hit with 9.2 earthquake. Water tables in midwestern US states were even affected. More than 100 people killed.
That GMC Terrain is a highly documented vehicle.
I await to see it’s social media profile.
36 photos on Facebook
My grandma once talked about how the local lake used to be a pasture. She said that an earthquake in Alaska created the lake. I wasnt sure if I should believe her or not until I heard some classmates talking about watching out for fence posts while waterskiing during dry summers.
I just didnt realize it had happened as recently as 1964. My mom graduated a few years later and thats where she and her friends went waterskiing. A dramatic change in the landscape.
Yea they look like West Virginia’s roads!
There’s actually a lot of scholarly hydrology writing about the 1964 Alaska earthquake’s effect on water tables in the Lower 48, including huge changes in Florida!
Um, no. Not “devastating”.
Almost all of the images are cherry-picked for effect & depict liquefaction. Videos are also cherry-picked and replayed ad nauseam.
Though it is recorded as higher in intensity than Northridge, in the pictures, ‘I’ see an earthquake being hyped with very, very light damage. That goes for images & video I’ve viewed elsewhere. I know someone who was in Northridge: He laughed heartily when he saw the damage & shaking.
Examples (including the cameraman who stays on his feet to record the “drama”):
Here is static video of the shaking without human drama:
Thank You for the ping and post Morgana :)
It looks like some liquefication and slumping of earthworks in a few places. On which the media has concentrated and declared these exceptions to be the normal.
Just their usual fear mongering.
I do believe everyone is okay. Only shaken and not stirred :)
Another picture shows the red GMC on the flatbed. I wonder how they got it over the big gaps.
Not much different than most of the Freeways in SoCal after every rain.
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