"If it's long or strong, get gone." There is no time for warning sirens or messages.
If you don't feel it, that means any tsunami is hours away. You have time.
The good news is that after this, you'll cope better with earthquakes. Most of us Kiwis do, and the Japanese. Just wanna give y'all some hope.
The lower 49 will send a lot of help, esp FEMA & the military.
In addition to help from the rest of the US, Canada, Japan & prob Russia will offer help, too. Pacific Ring of Fire v all of us.
1964 was terrible. 139 killed: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Alas…
The POTUS declaration will probably be signed & announced today. It allows federal relief resources to augment the state's.
Helicopters, too are a godsend in the days & weeks after a disaster.
fema.gov has lots of info on ways to help, eg registering to volunteer.
Like in the rest of the US, Alaskans readily help each other.❤️
>it happened at 8.29am, many hours of daylight left
>early not mid winter
>lots of military resources there to aid response
>severe not extreme shaking
>US emergency mgmt is the best it's ever been.
Earthquakes often shake up infrastructure funding plans in a serendipitous way. If this port gets repaired sooner than the highway...
People will temporarily/permanently move out of the affected area, to elsewhere in AK, to Canada, & to the rest of the USA.
This tweet gives you an example of the kind of unnecessary garbage that disaster-affected people have to put up with.
EARTHQUAKES CANNOT BE PREDICTED. If they learn how, I'll let you know.
There's always "noise" on disaster hashtags and that will never change. All we can do is put info out there & hope people find it. Individual responsibility.