Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say last week’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems.

But as with the rest of the earthquake zone, there were no deaths, serious injuries or widespread catastrophic damage.

Base officials unveiled damage to a swimming pool room on base Friday during a press briefing on the impact of the Nov. 30 quake that struck 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Anchorage. Ceiling panels were still missing and the floor near the empty pool was littered with debris.

The 123-square-mile (319-square kilometer) base is located on Anchorage’s north side.

The main earthquake damaged structures, disrupted power and cracked roads, but caused no catastrophic damage.

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