ANCHORAGE — A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. But the magnitude-7.1 quake wasn’t the first or even the biggest temblor to rock the state.
Four of five U.S. earthquakes occur in Alaska, a state more than twice the size of Texas. But they often are overlooked because most occur in remote regions.
Here’s a look at why Alaska has so many earthquakes and what’s in store for the state:
What makes Alaska prone to earthquakes?