Aftershocks from Friday’s powerful Alaskan earthquake continued to pound the area around Anchorage on Saturday, as workers strove to patch up buckled roads and residents began cleaning up damage around their homes and businesses. The 7.0 magnitude quake struck Friday morning about 8 miles (13 km) north of Anchorage, the state’s largest city with 300,000 residents, disrupting rush-hour traffic and jamming telephone service. “We are on the road to returning to normal,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said at a news conference on Saturday.
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