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« on: November 30, 2018, 08:12:55 PM »

Just heard that there was a large earthquake near here. Just checking to see if Greg and any other of our Alaska brothers and sisters are OK.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 09:18:08 PM »

Just saw the same on CNN.  They are reporting extensive damage and the pictures of the highways show this to be true.  A 7.0 quake will do that.  How far from Anchorage is Greg's place?  Sure hope they are OK.


EDIT:    They are saying the quake was felt 400 miles away and from the Google maps the driving distance from Wasilla to Anchorage is about 43 miles .... so I expect we will hear from Greg on how the world shook !!  16 after shocks so far and a few in the 5.5 range. 

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 12:37:39 AM »

Wow! Greg and Peggy, I hope all is ok!! They live in Wasilla

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 02:31:24 AM »

Hope everyone is safe. Kelly lives there too.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 05:40:02 AM »

Hi, gang.  We are just fine.  No damage to the house and only lost a cheap lamp, an old decorative vase and two coffee cups.  But boy was it terrible when it hit.  The house shook and the earthquake shook and rumbled and it sounded like a freight train going through the house.  It was pretty darned scary at the time, and there were over 100 smaller after shocks throughout the day.

Anchorage had some pretty extensive damage, especially to some of the streets.  Prez Trump has tweeted that federal help is on the way, and that the government will spare no expense to help the recovery.

There was a landslide over the Seward Hwy, south of Anchorage, closing the highway.  The Glenn Hwy going north out of Anchorage is closed in a couple places due to damage to ther road and to a couple overpasses.  Just south of our place about 7 miles, Vine Road was heavily damaged.  Pretty scary stuff.  Our nerves were frazzled all day.  A nice toddy after dinner helped to mellow things out.

There are no reports of any serious injuries or deaths, so that is good, although there were a few places in Anchorage that caught on fire. Anyway, things have settled down throughout the day, and we're feeling better.  We are blessed that we had no damage to our house.  Others not so fortunate.  And our poor dogs just went berserk during the quake.  The scary thing about an earthquakes is, unlike a storm, or a tornado that you can run away from, you can't go anywhere and you don't know how long it will last or how strong it will be.

Check out some of the photos on www.ktva.com and www.ktuu.com   Pretty crazy stuff today.  But we're good.  And that's how it was today.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 05:43:05 AM »

Wow! Greg and Peggy, I hope all is ok!! They live in Wasilla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lR6hy-t5KE

That road is Vine Road, just south of here about 7 or 8 miles.  And they just finished rebuilding that road earlier this year, putting down a new coat of asphalt and widening the road.  Bummer.  Even worse for the folks that live in that area.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 05:45:28 AM »

Just saw the same on CNN.  They are reporting extensive damage and the pictures of the highways show this to be true.  A 7.0 quake will do that.  How far from Anchorage is Greg's place?  Sure hope they are OK.


EDIT:    They are saying the quake was felt 400 miles away and from the Google maps the driving distance from Wasilla to Anchorage is about 43 miles .... so I expect we will hear from Greg on how the world shook !!  16 after shocks so far and a few in the 5.5 range. 

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Mike, we're just a little over 40 miles from Anchorage.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 08:42:51 AM »

An earthquake is Ma Nature giving piggy-back ride.

We've not had a "good one" over here in quite a while but they do get the adrenalin flowing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 02:22:38 PM »

Glad to hear you made out alright Greg and suffered no injuries or major losses.  The force of nature can be scary at times.

But Don, maybe more like a wild bull ride that a piggy back ride ???   

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 03:26:35 PM »

Glad to hear you and Peggy Sue are ok!
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 05:18:44 PM »

But Don, maybe more like a wild bull ride that a piggy back ride ???   

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Our house sits on top of a vein of bedrock & the little ones (< 6) we hear but don't feel. It takes a 6.5 to create a moving experience.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 07:02:28 PM »

But Don, maybe more like a wild bull ride that a piggy back ride ???   

Mike

Our house sits on top of a vein of bedrock & the little ones (< 6) we hear but don't feel. It takes a 6.5 to create a moving experience.


That's about how it is for us.  Since we moved back up here, there have been many small jigglers and minor shakers, and we've only felt a couple of them, so we figure our place is on pretty solid ground too.

So we stayed up until Midnight here, then we went to bed dressed, just "in case." I can't say as I slept very well or very much.  We're just jumpy.  Shortly after 7am we had a good jolt.  It just went "bump," but it was unnerving anyway. You never know if something stronger is going to follow the first bump.  I hate earthquakes.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 07:03:14 PM »

Glad to hear you and Peggy Sue are ok!

Thanks, Maggie.  We're good, just jumpy.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2018, 07:08:46 PM »

A few examples of damage.  Vine Road is just a few miles south of here, by the way.

https://www.adn.com/visual/2018/12/01/photos-earthquake-damage-from-the-air/
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2018, 09:31:18 PM »

Greg, glad you and Peggy Sue are alright.  Scary to say the least. 
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2018, 01:13:52 AM »

Greg, glad you and Peggy Sue are alright.  Scary to say the least. 

Thanks.  We're getting past the jumpy stage now, but all is well.
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 09:07:19 PM »

Hi all we are fine and all is well at our place. Damage was limited to a tv, pottery, vase, tracklight and a computer desk .

New kitchen wall cabinets kept shut so didnít lose dishes and glass wear.
I shut down gas and we lost power but all is up and operating now.

Bike was on center stand and rode the waves nicely. Freezer door opened and deposited its contents on  the concrete floor.

Lots of aftershocks fist night was really bad but they are starting to lessen. Lots of folks doing clean up and suspect travel to be disrupted for some time. Commercial building damage will be difficult to assess and may take a while.



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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2018, 11:06:10 PM »

Glad to hear you all had minimal damage. Still scary.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 04:02:31 AM »

I too experienced a n earthquake, and it is something you never forget, but, eventually the jitters do leave, my prayers are with all of  you
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 04:06:02 AM »

I am sorry for the mogies, I do not know how they got their
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2018, 06:06:26 AM »

I am sorry for the mogies, I do not know how they got their

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 05:46:40 AM »

Glad to hear your all OK Greg, Kelly & your families!
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2018, 02:10:40 PM »

Good to hear you made out relatively alright Kelly.  How far from Anchorage is your home?  Been a rough year for someone living between Hawaii and Alaska!  If not a volcano, an earthquake may get you.  (Move to Nova Scotia and occasionally see just the remnants of the hurricanes that may reach us after they decimate Florida and The Carolinas. But be prepared to pay a lot more for gasoline here.) 

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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2018, 06:04:37 PM »

Glad to hear your all OK Greg, Kelly & your families!

Thanks.  Boy!!  We just now had a pretty good aftershock.  Startled me when the house shook.  Just got the notice--4.5 on the richter scale.
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2018, 06:09:22 PM »

Eagle River is 11 miles from Anchorage and I am an additional 7 miles back up the valley. The epicenter appears to be the kink goose Bay Area just across the inlet from Eagle River. Yes itís been a hell of a year but we made it through fine. Alaskans are resilient and no strangers to Mother Nature doing her thing. On the big island itís now like the pre eruption days back in 83. The air is clean no Vog or emissions no lava anywhere. A great time to visit sunsets are awesome and you can see other islands, Maui is out almost everyday itís heaven again except the gas prices that I bet are higher than yours . As for the hurricanes which the islands saw three the biggest being Lane a cat 5 while rain fell at biblical proportions three factors are always a blessing for the Hawaiian peoples .
1 storms almost always approach from th SE
2 wind from the storm has to deal with two near 14000 ft volcanos
3 wind shear from the trades take whatís left of the storm

The big island is a natural shield for the Hawaiian island chain for most storms from the SE


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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 06:18:30 PM »

Glad to hear your all OK Greg, Kelly & your families!

Thanks.  Boy!!  We just now had a pretty good aftershock.  Startled me when the house shook.  Just got the notice--4.5 on the richter scale.
Dog didnít even wake up for that one ! At 15 it helps when your deaf and to old to give a damn😂 it will be nice when all these aftershocks are spent we must be up to about 1600 by now. I find a 🥃 is calming !


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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2018, 06:13:18 PM »

Well, it's been a week since the big earthquake up here, and things are being to return to normal.  In some cases at least to near normal.  The roads have been repaired or are almost completely repaired, and damage to and inside buildings is being cleaned up.  I think some buildings and houses may be damaged beyond repair, unfortunately.  Several schools are closed for the rest of the school year due to the severe damage.  Our grandkids' school was damaged, but mostly it was damage to the suspended ceilings and glass damage.  It will open back up next week after things get fixed up.  Meantime, the kids are enjoying a short vacation and they won't have to make up the lost time.

Unfortunately, we've had hundreds of aftershocks, most of which are very low on the richter scale and we don't feel.  But there have been some that shook us up a bit.  Yesterday we had one that was a 4.7.  It was a short jolt.  It's all a bit unnerving and everyone is a bit jumpy.  But we are fine.

Now, for another disaster, look to southern California.  First it was drought, then fires, and now heavy rain resulting in big mudslides.  No rest for the weary.
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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2018, 02:21:40 AM »

Glad all well with you, Kelly. 

Wow, Greg, they got that road damage done quick!!
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