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[翻译]As It Is - Major Earthquake Hits Alaska

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-01-26 08:58:20

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook south-central Alaska Sunday.

阿拉斯加中南部周日发生了一场里氏7.1级地震。

At least four homes were destroyed but no injuries or deaths were reported, accordingto the Associated Press and the Alaska Dispatch News.

根据美联社和阿拉斯加递信报消息,至少有四处房屋被震毁,但是没有人员伤亡的报道。

The earthquake was centered 85 kilometers west of Anchor Point, Alaska, and about 250 kilometers southwest of Anchorage. One eyewitness said the earthquake lasted 30 seconds, according to a CNN news report.

这场地震的震中位于阿拉斯加安克波因特以西85公里,同样位于安克雷奇西南大约250公里。根据CNN新闻报道,一位目击者称地震持续了30秒。

Roads and building were damaged and power was out in many areas.

很多地区的道路和房屋受损,电力中断。

A resident of Kenai, Alaska, described the early morning quake. 

阿拉斯加基奈半岛一位居民描述了这场凌晨发生的地震。

“It started out as a shaking, and it seemed very much like a normal earthquake,” he said. “But then it started to feel like a normal swaying. It was unsettling. Some things got knocked over, but there was no damage.”

他说,“最开始只是震动,看起来非常像是一场普通地震。但是随后开始摇晃,这令人不安。有些东西被弄倒了,但是没有损坏。”

Aftershocksfollowed the quake, including one of 4.7 magnitude felt in Anchorage and Juneau. Anchorage residents did not report any injuries or damage, according to NBC News.

余震紧随地震而来,包括在安克雷奇和朱诺感受到的一场里氏4.7级的余震。根据NBC新闻的消息,安克雷奇居民并没有报告任何人身伤亡和财产损失。

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude is considered a major earthquake. These earthquakes cause damage to buildings and can be felt across long distances.

据美国地质调查局表示,里氏7.1级地震是一场大震。这种地震可以造成建筑物损坏,距离很远之外也能感觉到地震。

I’m George Grow.

Words in This Story

magnitude – n.the size or importance of something; a number that shows the power of an earthquake

according – adv.as stated by or in

swaying – v.moving or causing to move back and forth

aftershocks – n.waves of motion after an earthquake that can strike days or weeks later