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The Aftermath Of The 7.0 Anchorage Earthquake From The Ground

Since Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Friday, the state has experienced over 650 aftershocks.

The earthquake caused quite a bit of damage as it ripped roads open, knocked stuff from ceilings and walls, and caused people to be evacuated from schools.

Damage and destruction could be seen everywhere across Anchorage.

There’s still a pretty good chance powerful aftershocks could continue to hit Alaska.

Saturday evening saw five aftershocks with magnitudes between 5.1 and 5.7 continue to rattle residents. There’s still a good chance more 5.0 aftershocks could hit the area.

Aftershocks diminish as time passes, but you never know how long it’ll take.

“It’s difficult to deal with aftershocks because you never how long they will last,” said Gavin Hayes, a research geophysicist with the USGS National Earthquake Information Center.

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