Tremors rock Alaskans af­ter quake

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - News - BY RACHEL D’ORO AND DAN JOL­ING As­so­ci­ated Press

AN­CHOR­AGE, ALASKA

Back-to-back earth­quakes mea­sur­ing 7.0 and 5.7 cracked high­ways and rocked build­ings Fri­day in An­chor­age and the sur­round­ing area, send­ing peo­ple run­ning into the streets and briefly trig­ger­ing a tsunami warn­ing for is­lands and coastal ar­eas south of the city.

No tsunami ar­rived, and there were no re­ports of deaths or se­ri­ous in­juries.

Af­ter­shocks Sat­ur­day con­tin­ued to fray nerves. U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey Geo­physi­cist Paul Caruso said there have been 545 af­ter­shocks, in­clud­ing the 5.7 mag­ni­tude shaker that came al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter Fri­day’s big quake. Eleven have had mag­ni­tudes of 4.5 or greater.

The af­ter­shocks should be weaker and less fre­quent in the com­ing days, but of­fi­cials can’t say for sure when they'll stop, Caruso said.

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