Update: after original post, another source quoted U.S. Geological Survey registering 7.1 magnitude.
I’m laying in bed, wide awake and shaking after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake just shivered through southcentral AK.
The first rumble felt like a wave – almost like someone was heavily getting in and out bed. As soon as I sat up the more vicious shaking started and I flew out of bed and into the closest door frame.
The shaking stopped, rumbled again and stopped. A quick survey of the apartment: 2 toppled lamps (1 won’t turn on), pictures & knickknacks in disarray, and significant damage to the glass stove top: a growler fell and landed just right on the burner, shattering a ton of glass. Yikes.
I’m tired but afraid I won’t sleep for a while now. The hot water heater just clicked over and the sound startled me – I thought it was another quake. It’s going to be a long night.