Juneau officials say earthquake damage suspected
JUNEAU (AP) — Juneau officials say the powerful earthquake that struck southeast Alaska late Friday night was possibly to blame for damage to a sewer line and two water valves.
KINY says mainline sewer pipe at Mendenhall Loop and Back Loop Road collapsed and backed up.
Public works director Kirk Duncan says a Mendenhall Valley water valve blew up, and is probably earthquake related. He says a Douglas Island water valve also was reportedly damaged.
Fire Chief Rich Etheridge says existing cracks at a downtown station opened wider.
Also, an exterior wall at the fire training center developed a large crack behind the fuel tank.
The 7.5 magnitude earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for Alaska and Canada coastlines and several aftershocks.
The tsunami warning was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.