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Alaska earthquake shakes up Beaver Creek Reservoir

 

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The magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Alaska on Sunday left local Earth science teacher and avid fisherman Keith Evenson scrambling for his gear on the banks of Beaver Creek Reservoir.

Evenson said he had just finished a weekend of fishing about 3:20 p.m. Upon pulling his kickboat out of the water, he put his life jacket and swim fins near the boat on shore and began to clean his catch.

Evenson described the lake that day as being "like glass" until the water level rose a foot, sweeping his boat, his gear and half of his fish back out into the water.

As he struggled to bring his boat back in and...



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