Update: Federal courthouse closed in Alaska after quake
The Latest on the Alaska earthquake (all times local):
The federal courthouse in Anchorage remains without heat and closed Monday, days after the powerful earthquake rocked a wide swath of Alaska.
Officials announced the U.S. District Court and attached federal building in Anchorage will be closed at least through Thursday following a preliminary evaluation by the General Services Administration.
The 7.0 earthquake that struck Friday 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Anchorage rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of the city.
Hundreds of aftershocks since have frayed the nerves of quake-weary Alaskans.
GSA spokesman Chad Hutson said Monday boilers in the federal building are leaking, leaving it without heat.
The nearby Historic Federal Building, where the bankruptcy court is located, also is closed. Officials say it is ready for reopening once minor cleanup is complete.
The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area.
“The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Sunday at a news conference.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled the state’s largest city early Friday morning swaying buildings and fraying nerves. There were no reports of deaths, serious injuries or structural damage to buildings.
Roads, however, took the brunt of the damage, especially the scenic Glenn Highway, the closest thing Alaska has to an interstate and links the state’s largest city to suburban communities to the north.