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267267 Brian Rytel <tesla.drummer@g...> 2018‑12‑01 How is the Alaska Contingent?
I know Galena and Fairbanks are not in direct proximity to Anchorage,
but I was wondering what the effects were and whether any of the
extended Galoot family were affected.

Hope things are well,
Brian Rytel
(writing from CA where people typically associate earthquakes, but
realistically more endangered by fire)
267268 Phil Koontz <phil.koontz@g...> 2018‑12‑01 Re: How is the Alaska Contingent?
Hi all--

Speaking for myself, but I'm in Fairbanks today, and it wwa barely
noticeable.  Apparently it affected the air traffic control system, because
at least one plane on the way from Fairbanks to Galena turned around and
came back to Fairbanks.  One GK was on it, so he's rescheduled for

I think that the air traffic thing is because there's no Air Traffic
Control radar out there, and the planes rely on a GPS system for instrument
flight clearances.   That may be located in Anchorage.  The only reason I
noticed it was that I was sitting at a restaurant table--people who were
standing nearby missed it.

I assume that we have one or more galoots circa Anchorage, but no direct

267269 Phil Schempf <philschempf@g...> 2018‑12‑01 Re: How is the Alaska Contingent?
Not noticeable in Juneau. Some pics at adn.com

Phil from SE

Sent from my iPhone
267270 Christopher Swingley <cswingle@s...> 2018‑12‑01 Re: How is the Alaska Contingent?

Yeah, I didn't notice it here in Fairbanks, but I have several
co-workers who felt it, which is pretty remarkable for an earthquake
that happened hundreds of miles away. The company I work for has an
office in Anchorage, so I spent a lot of the day yesterday talking
with those folks about their experiences and getting their servers and
network back on-line. I heard from one person who was on the 19th
floor of the tallest building in Alaska (22 floors) and she said it
was absolutely terrifying. Some of the overhead shots of the highway
damage are pretty incredible; you can totally see how the ground
liquified and spread out, breaking the frozen asphalt into sharp
puzzle pieces. For example:
Unless you lived through the 9.2 magnitude Good Friday Quake in 1964,
this is likely the biggest earthquake any Alaska resident has ever
experienced. I was in Fairbanks for the 2002 Denali Fault earthquake,
which had a larger magnitude (7.9) but was much farther away from
Fairbanks than yesterday's earthquake in Anchorage. Something I'll
never forget. It's hard to reconcile things when the very ground you
are standing on is no longer behaving as a solid.


Christopher Swingley
Fairbanks, Alaska

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