ANCHORAGE, Alaska | The Latest: Seismic expert: Alaska uses stringent standards

1Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on the Alaska earthquakes (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

A seismic expert says Alaska and California use the most stringent standards to help buildings withstand earthquakes like the one that struck Anchorage.

There was minimal structural damage Friday to Anchorage buildings, though some major roadways will need significant repairs.

Sterling Strait, a member of the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission, said Saturday that both states use the International Building Code, considered the best available standard for seismic safety.

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