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Offline W3DRM

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7.1 Alaskan Earthquake
« on: January 24, 2016, 03:15:07 PM »
Surprised no one has posted anything about this mornings quake in Alaska.

Magnitude was 7.1 but little damage and no reported injuries, so far.
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Re: 7.1 Alaskan Earthquake
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 11:09:19 PM »

The Valley power utility reported about 4,900 customers without power as of 2:43 a.m. The Nancy Lakes/Willow/Caswell area was among the hardest hit, with 1,820 customers losing power. In the Trunk/Palmer-Wasilla Highway area, about 1,300 people lost power. The quake "caused several outages including our entire Douglass substation in Willow and Hospital substation impacting portions of Palmer and Wasilla," the utility writes. "Crews have been called in from home to assess the situation and restore power." "We have roughly about 4,600 customers being affected by outages right now," said Chugach spokeswoman Sarah Wiggers. "We have about 3,000 being affected in LaTouche, we have about 1,500 affected in Klatt and another 150 out in Portage," she said. ML and P reports an outage in Downtown Anchorage affecting 159 customers.

Situation Update No. 2 on January 25 2016 03:36 AM (UTC)

Four homes have been destroyed in natural gas explosions or fire following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in southern Alaska. Kenai (KEY'-nigh) Fire Department battalion chief Tony Prior says explosions from a natural gas leak destroyed two of the homes. The other two were fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters determined it was safe enough from gas for them to enter. The fire department focused on keeping the fires in these two homes from spreading to nearby houses. Prior says there were no injuries. He says the second house explosion was major, and they are fortunate no one was hurt in that one

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Re: 7.1 Alaskan Earthquake
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 11:03:33 PM »
only major damage was done to railroad between Anchorage and Seward. it looks like  Coney Island roller coaster.  Other then that  I think most read about it  in the news or TV so was nothing else to report.