Experts said that while the quake was significantly less intense than the one in 1964, which was magnitude 9.2, its limited destruction was the result of the region’s growing smarter and much more resilient in the years since. Anchorage was much better prepared for a major earthquake; other cities may not have fared so well.
The Diva looked for TV coverage of the earthquake, but there was little to see over the past few days. News of the G20 Summit and the death of Pres. Bush got all the attention.