Shaky ground: A year after the 7.1 earthquake in Southcentral Alaska

At 8:29 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2018, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rumbled through Southcentral Alaska, cracking roads, damaging buildings and leaving residents rattled as a series of aftershocks jolted through the earth.

A year later, the earthquake’s impact isn’t as obvious to the naked eye — but the community is still in the process of recovering from the damage wrought by the most significant earthquake to hit the region in 54 years.

In this series, our coverage examines the lessons we learned from the quake, how residents have grappled with the recovery process, and how we can prepare for the next big earthquake.

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