Just when you thought mother nature could not unleash more punishment on the U.S., with the entire eastern seaboard all but snowed in, you are wrong! With up to 100 million Americans being affected by the most vicious snow storm in recorded history, tragedy strikes again, as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shatters Southern Alaska!
From Yahoo News:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-6.8 earthquake knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region…
The earthquake struck about 1:30 a.m. Alaska time and was centered 53 miles west of Anchor Point and 160 miles southwest of Anchorage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In its initial report, the agency had classified the earthquake as a magnitude-7.1 event.
The earthquake was widely felt by residents of Anchorage, and there are reports of scattered power outages from the Matanuska Electric Association and Chugach Electric in the Anchorage area. The Homer Electric Association reported on its website that about 4,800 customers were without power early Sunday in the Kenai Peninsula, which is about 160 road miles southwest of Anchorage.
Floods are now leaving people in distress in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. What’s next?