The Port of Anchorage – the major entry point for the vast majority of all goods into the state of Alaska – appears to have come through Friday’s 7.0 earthquake in good shape.
Port spokesman Jim Jager said the port is temporarily shut down for a safety inspection, but there appears no significant structural damage.
A tanker tied up at the docks when the quake hit off loading fuel, but manage to safely shut down the fuel transfer. None was spilled, Jager said.
But he did report damage to the north of the port in an area of trouble–plagued port expansion.
A bottomless crack has opened there he said. Engineers had warned of soil instability.
Port offices, like many offices in Anchorage, did take a beating, he added, with wall hangings coming down and comptuer monitors falling off desks.
CORRECTION: An early version of this story reported erroneously reported the tanker broke some of its mooring lines.