Sunday morning’s quake broke bottles and pottery, popped open beer taps and kept people up for hours if they weren’t already up. Here are some anecdotes about the quake.
Not everyone who went through Sunday’s quake was in bed. When the earthquake shook Homer, The Alibi bar on East Pioneer Avenue had a full house and for a moment it seemed like the dancing just got extra rowdy.
The lower Kenai Peninsula continued cleaning up this week and reassessing disaster plans after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 1:30 a.m. Sunday rattled buildings, cracked ice on ponds and lakes, sent pottery and bottles flying, and scared the heck out of a lot of Alaskans.
Except for a lot of broken items, Homer and Anchor Point had no reports of injuries or major building damage.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 1:30 a.m. Sunday started with a short, sharp shock and kept rolling for about 30 seconds, rattling buildings, sending pottery and bottles flying, and scaring the heck out of lower Kenai Peninsula residents.
Except for a lot of broken items, though, Homer and Anchor Point had no reports of injuries or building damage.
The Jan. 24 quake is the largest quake within 155 miles of its epicenter since 1965.
Minor flooding continued on the Anchor Point Road from an ice jam on the Anchor River after a storm with hurricane-force winds swept through the lower Kenai Peninsula last week.
The storm knocked out power from Nanwalek to Ohlson Mountain, toppled trees and even blew crab pots into the Homer Harbor.