- three bookshelves fell over in a 5th floor law office downtown;
- some ceiling panels fell in a high school gymnasium;
- groceries fell off the shelves in some supermarkets;
It's safe to say that's a testament to the very strong provisions of our earthquake safety building code.
Well, that and the fact that the 'quake was so deep: 64 miles down. The usual depth is between 30 and 45 miles, give or take, and a 6.2 at that depth would definitely have done more damage.
Our home? The only thing we found out-of-place was a food scale on top of the fridge. It had slid sideways into the way, and was perched at an angle.
In summation, let's just say that southcentral Alaska dodged a bullet yesterday ... and we're okay with that.
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To Everything There Is a Season Dept: There's been frost on the car windows for the last several mornings, and that will be a near-constant until next March or April.
A good part of the leaves have fallen, and there's more "termination dust" (light snow) on the mountain peaks above town.
It won't be too long, now, before the first flurries appear. The 10-day forecast calls for highs only in the 40s, next week.
It's getting closer.
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That's all I have, for now. Thanks for stopping by, friends; I'm grateful for every reader, and every comment. It's a reminder that there are still good, decent folk in this world.
Have a great Friday!