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Mississippi Woman in Alaska: Her First Earthquake Experience

ANCHORAGE, Alaska– If you’re born and raised in Mississippi it’s likely you’ve never felt an earthquake. This Lawrence County woman is on vacation in Alaska and gives News Mississippi the exclusive on what Thursday’s 6.1 quake felt like.

Imagine the ground beneath your feet starting to tremble. Pictures are tilting and falling off the wall, cups are shaking in the cabinets and no matter how hard you try, you can’t stay still.

If you’re from Mississippi, it is likely you’ve never felt that before. Earthquakes are the most common occurrence in the Southeast. But Sage Mabile of Lawrence County is in Alaska right now, and she says it is something she won’t forget.

“My brother was at work,” Mabile says, “I’m visiting at his apartment, and at first, it just felt like someone jumping around on the third floor.”

But it didn’t stay that way for long.

“Then I noticed the picture frames titling,” Mabile says, “and then it felt like the building was shifting. The TV was shifting… but it was quick. Only about 5 or 6 seconds.”

Even if it was short, Mabile says it won’t be forgotten.

“It creeped me out,” Mabile says, then ironically she adds, “it has me shook up.”

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