2018 Anchorage earthquake facts for kids
|Depth||46.7 km (29.0 mi)|
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe)|
On November 30, 2018, at 8:29 AKST (17:29 UTC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska. The earthquake's epicenter was near Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, about 10 miles (16 km) north of the city.
It was followed by a 5.7 aftershock epicentered 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-northwest of the city. There were a total of 40 aftershocks. The earthquake could be felt as far as Fairbanks.
Severe damage to several buildings and a highway overpass near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have been reported. There are no casualties reported so far.
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Damage to the Glenn Highway
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