7.0 earthquake damage estimated at $76 million

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - After last month's 7.0 earthquake in South Central Alaska, state officials put out a preliminary assessment with an early damage estimate of $76 million dollars. The Associated Press reports that the state is planning to submit a request for a major disaster declaration from the government. The assessment reported $28 million in damages to homes, and $48 million in damage to public facilities.