Unstable Planet: Anchorage, Alaska Is Devastated By A Giant 7.0 Earthquake –
We just got more evidence that our planet is becoming increasingly unstable. On Friday a magnitude 7.0 earthquake destroyed homes, ripped apart roads and destroyed infrastructure all throughout Anchorage, Alaska. According to the USGS, the earthquake hit at 8:29 AM and the epicenter was approximately 7 miles north of Anchorage. That quake was followed by a highly destructive magnitude 5.7 aftershock just a little while later. Alaska Governor Bill Walker has declared a state of emergency, and the entire region is in a state of chaos. Unfortunately, as global seismic activity continues to increase, more quakes like this are inevitable. Like Alaska, the entire west coast of the United States sits directly along the “Ring of Fire”, and many have warned that “the Big One” is coming sooner rather than later.
Tonight, large numbers of Anchorage residents are suddenly homeless, and that includes Alaska’s most famous politician…
At this point it is extremely difficult to get around Anchorage. Numerous roads were shredded by the quake and that includes the only road to Wasilla…
It is going to take an extended period of time for authorities to assess the economic damage and to figure out how many human casualties there were.
Many took cover under desks and in closets as the shaking happened, but those caught out in the open didn’t have anywhere to go.
One local resident named Melissa Lohr said that it “felt like the ground was gonna open up” underneath her…
In the aftermath of this Anchorage earthquake, many are wondering how long it will be before the west coast is struck by a major quake.
And the truth is that we have already been seeing quite a bit of shaking. In fact, a rather sizable earthquake did hit southern California very early on Thursday morning…
Those that have been living in California have been hearing about “the Big One” for decades, but it hasn’t happened yet.
So many of them have been lulled into a false sense of security, but that is a huge mistake.
According to Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby, when “the Big One” finally does hit, large portions of the coastline could be plunged into the ocean “relatively instantaneously”…
Further north, the Cascadia Subduction Zone is a major concern.
Scientists assure us that someday a massive earthquake will strike along the Cascadia Subduction Zone which will destroy pretty much everything west of Interstate 5. The following comes from one of my previous articles…
For years I have been warning about the instability of the west coast, and this earthquake in Alaska should be a major wake up call.
The west coast is home to the core of our tech industry and some of the most expensive real estate in the entire world, but the clock is ticking for that entire region.
Without warning, someday “the Big One” will literally shred the entire coastline, and it will be a disaster unlike anything that we have ever seen before in American history.
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