ANCHORAGE, AK – The Alaska Aces and Idaho Steelheads played a physical and tight checking affair at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage Saturday night, in a game Idaho won 3-1. But the collisions on the ice was not the only bone-jarring incident of the night.
At 1:30 Alaska time this morning, the Anchorage area was rocked by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. The quake’s epicenter was 160 miles southwest of the city.
Shortly after the quake, players took to twitter to share their experience:
— Zachary Yuen (@zyuen_93) January 24, 2016
Just got hit with a massive earthquake in Alaska. Had to run outside in my boxers. Other than that pretty normal over here
— Branden Komm (@kommer33) January 24, 2016
Just felt my first earthquake. Maybe the scariest thing I’ve ever been through
— Cullen Bradshaw (@cullenbradshaw) January 24, 2016
In Anchorage for this one 160 miles away from epicenter… scariest moment of my life, thought hotel was coming down https://t.co/6DvE4RBgQF
— Jacob Rutt (@jrutt4) January 24, 2016
The Alaska Dispatch News reports there were no reports of significant damage or injuries from the tremblor. Several aftershocks, up to a magnitude 4.5, have been reported in the region in the hours after the initial jolt.
Idaho and Alaska play the final game of a three-game weekend set this afternoon at 3:05 Alaska time. Lets hope they got some sleep after that experience.