The US Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, which is located nearby, experienced a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake on 30 November 2018. Several buildings were damaged, but there were no reports of casualties. F-22 fighter jets stationed at the base were also unscathed.
Anchorage itself was also affected by the quake, which had an epicentre only 14 kilometres away from the city. Several buildings, roads and powerlines were damaged due to the earthquake, but no deaths have been reported.
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