Alaska earthquake News

More Than 100 Buildings Found Unsafe After Alaska Quake

More than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, according to city data. At least another 182 buildings received some kind of damage from …

Low Earthquake Insurance Take-up in Alaska Due to High Cost?

With Alaska’s history of earthquakes, you might assume most homeowners have earthquake insurance. That’s not the case, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Only about 15 percent of Alaska homeowners buy earthquake insurance, according to an estimate provided by Lori Wing-Heier, …

The Race to Recovery: The Alaska Earthquake of Nov 30, 2018

This post is part of a series of sponsored by CoreLogic. A magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018. Located along the Ring of Fire which sees 81% of the world’s largest earthquakes, Alaska …

Selfie-Takers Told to Stay away from Quake-Buckled Road in Alaska

With sizable shockwaves still emanating from last week’s powerful earthquake, authorities in Alaska are urging the selfie-taking public to stay away from a road that was badly mangled. Some photos posted on social media show people even climbing into large …

Alaska Putting Pieces Back Together Following Massive Quake

The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area. “The ships are coming …

Earthquake Center Confirms 2 Quakes Hit Alaska

Two small earthquakes have hit Alaska, one on the state’s northern end and another in the south, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles northeast of Arctic Village, a community …

Kenai Peninsula Agencies Brief Alaska Governor on Quake

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has lauded the efforts of Kenai Peninsula agencies in their response to the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that resulted in highway damage and the destruction of four homes. Representatives of public safety departments, utility companies and public …