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Old 12-01-2018, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Anchorage scored well in this one at the end of the day. No deaths. The city and suburbs were well-prepared. I posted on the Anchorage thread that this is not the big one, however. The 1964 quake was 9.2, one of the biggest ever in North America. The quake today was 7.0. The difference between a 7.0 and 9.2 is huge. So congrats for mostly riding this one out, but realize something bigger is still out there.
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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We had a decent shaking in Delta Junction some 300+ miles and several mountain ranges away from the epicenter.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:44 AM
 
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We lucked out. One picture fell down. Some 10 inch letters my wife has over the stove fell down and a three step ladder fell over. Our house is fine. No cracks in any of the walls. My wife's daughter in Anchorage has significant damage to her house and tons of broken dishes and other items. Even the refrigerator opened up and spilled everything on the floor. Granddaughter between Palmer and Wasilla had some items fall on the floor, but no real damage.
Glad to hear it! We're just east of Wasilla and had nothing damaged at home, though some things fell off shelves. Our store in downtown Wasilla was in worse shape- lost some inventory due to water damage from a busted pipe, and we'll have wet carpet for days. But it could be a lot worse. I'm very glad we don't stock anything that comes in glass bottles!
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: :0)1 CORINTHIANS,13*"KYRIE, ELEISON!"*"CHRISTE, ELEISON" KYRIE, ELEISON!"0)
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Lightbulb I hope everyone is OK!

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Friends are sending incredible pictures, here's one of Vine Rd between KGB & Parks Hwy

What a picture, thanks for sharing!

Stay safe everyone. Praying for all of you
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Worried about you folks. Alaska people are tough from what I have seen on the tube. How's your plumbing and water? How are people getting around with the roads split down the middle? Snowmobiles work but what are you folks doing to get by?
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Worried about you folks. Alaska people are tough from what I have seen on the tube. How's your plumbing and water? How are people getting around with the roads split down the middle? Snowmobiles work but what are you folks doing to get by?
Our well got shaken so I had run the hose for a couple of hours to purge the well.
Roads: as far as I know they've been able to detour around the damaged roads. So it's slowing things down. The Monday morning commute into Anchorage could be interesting.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Friends are sending incredible pictures, here's one of Vine Rd between KGB & Parks Hwy
Another one from that same location.

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Old 12-01-2018, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I hope the aftershocks are few, mild and end soon. After the Loma Prieta quake in the SF Bay Area in 89 my nerves were a wreck for weeks due to worry about strong aftershocks. The fact that my normal route to and from work took me under the double decker freeway that had collapsed had something to do with it, although my route was permanently changed as a result.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:52 AM
 
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We got lucky but we have to check our deductible and what our homeowners covers because even a $500 set back could really hurt us.

I am sure this quake did damage that families are not going to be able to recover from for years.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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We got lucky but we have to check our deductible and what our homeowners covers because even a $500 set back could really hurt us.

I am sure this quake did damage that families are not going to be able to recover from for years.
You bring up a good point. Earthquake insurance, while expensive in areas like Anchorage, is only as good as the companies that offer it. There is always a possibility that an insurance company will not be able to pay out settlements depending on the severity of the event. I don't think this is the case with this particular quake, as most of the damage seems to be non-residential, if I am reading the media reports correctly. But there is always a slight risk with any insurance policy, no matter how air-tight it may seem to be.

But, yes, those without a specific Earthquake clause likely will have to fend for themselves. Fortunately, as I mentioned, it doesn't look there was too much residential damage other than some minor personal losses and clean-up.
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