Damage minimal but scares residents.
Janet Herr, an employee of the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the quake was 26 miles deep, a reason for both the minimal damage and the vast area over which it was felt.
Anchorage has about 285,000 residents, most of the vast state’s population.
Alaska is seismically active, and has frequent earthquakes although most can’t be felt.
Which is why it’s rare to hear about them.
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