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Residents caught in Anchorage earthquake share their stories


December 6, 2018

John Havrilek

Although Friday's earthquake in Anchorage was too far away to be felt on Mitkof Island, Petersburg resident John Havrilek and members of the Petersburg Indian Association were in Anchorage when the ground began to shake at about 8:30 A.M.

"The shaking was so severe I could barely stand," said Havrilek.

He was in Anchorage to visit his daughter Courtney who was hosting an after school conference for troubled youth at the Sheraton Hotel. He was in his room on Friday morning when the earthquake hit. The TV, closet doors and lamps were all thrown to the floor. He had to feel his way out of his...

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