Alaska Continues with Earthquake Repairs
The American city of Anchorage, Alaska is recovering from a powerful earthquake Friday that damaged public buildings, homes and roads.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused buildings to sway. But there have been no reports of deaths, serious injuries or widespread damage.
Officials at the Port of Anchorage say the quake has not interfered with transportation of food and other supplies.
"The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted," Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz told reporters Sunday.
The scenic Glenn Highway was probably the road hit hardest by the earthquake. It links the state's largest city to communities in the north.
Traffic has been heavy and slow-moving since the quake. Drivers are being redirected around road damage. Work crews are trying to rebuild areas where the quake created large holes in the road or caused other damage. Falling rocks also are a danger on some roads.
Residents still nervous after the major quake have been upset further by more than 1,700 aftershocks. Several have measured 4.5 magnitude or greater.
"Anything that moves, you're on your last nerve," said Anchorage resident Lyn Matthews, whose home suffered structural damage, including a sunken foundation.
Alaska put in place strict building rules after a 9.2 earthquake in 1964. That was the second most powerful earthquake on record.
Federal officials declared a public health emergency on Monday to guarantee that federal medical assistance money will continue. Mental health aid is also available for people traumatized by the disaster.
"Remember, whatever you're feeling right now is valid," Anchorage Health and Human Services director Natasha Pineda said at a weekend briefing.
Earthquake experts say there is a 4 percent chance of another earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 or greater in the first week after the first quake.
"The chance is very small, but it's not impossible," said U.S. Geological Survey Geophysicist Paul Caruso.
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1.right now 立刻，现在
How I wish I could go there right now.
2.public buildings 公共建筑
They built homes and public buildings of brick and stone.
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5."The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted," Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz told reporters Sunday.
at this point 此刻
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6."The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted," Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz told reporters Sunday.
on schedule 按时；按原计划
The goods arrived on schedule.
The train arrived on schedule.
7.0级强震导致建筑物摇晃 。但目前还没有死亡、重伤或大面积破坏的报告 。
风景优美的格伦高速公路可能是地震受灾最严重的公路 。这条公路连接了该州最大的城市和北部的社区 。
自地震发生后，交通一直非常拥堵，车流移动缓慢 。司机接到绕开受损道路行车的提示 。工人正在努力修复道路上因地震形成的大洞以及其他受损区域 。一些道路上方掉落的岩石也十分危险 。
这次地震过后，紧张不安的居民又因1700多次余震战战兢兢 。有几次的余震震级达到或超过4.5级 。
安克雷奇居民林·马修斯说，“任何物品移动，都会让你瞬间神经紧绷” 。马修斯的家遭到了结构性破坏，包括地基下陷 。
阿拉斯加在1964年9.2级地震后实行了严格的建筑规定 。那是有记录以来第二强烈的地震 。
周一，联邦官员宣布该州进入公共卫生紧急状态，以确保联邦医疗救助资金能继续发放 。心理健康援助也将用来救助受灾难创伤的人 。