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In Anchorage, 'violent' earthquake causes extensive damage

Clip: 12/01/2018 | 2m 32s

A strong earthquake shook Alaska's largest city, Anchorage, startling residents, damaging buildings and uprooting roads. The governor has declared a disaster, and schools are closed for several days until buildings can be assessed. Judy Woodruff speaks by phone to Lori Townsend of Alaska Public Media about "the most violent shaking" she has experienced in 20 years in the state.

Aired: 12/01/18

Rating: NR

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