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'It Was a Big Deal': Boston Native Living in Alaska Talks Earthquake

While Boston native Dana Foley was at work in Alaska when the earthquake hit, it was a stressful night at Boston Logan Airport for one family trying to get back home

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    'It Was a Big Deal': Boston Native Living in Alaska Talks Earthquake

    Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 caused roads to buckle and kids to dive for cover Friday in Anchorage, Alska. NBC10 Boston spoke to a Boston native who was impacted by the earthquake. Dana Foley, who lived in West Roxbury for 21 years before moving to Alaska in 2011, says he realized the earthquake was a big deal when the floor underneath him started waving and rolling. Back at Boston Logan Airport, there was stress at the Alaska Airline ticket counter. New Hampshire native Killian Fields and his family were trying to get back home to Alaska. Fields said, "It's definitely scary and it's a real tragedy for everyone down there."

    (Published Friday, Nov. 30, 2018)

    Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 caused roads to buckle and kids to dive for cover Friday in Anchorage, Alska.

    When the shaking started, Dana Foley just knew.

    "We realized it was a big deal when the floor under us started waving and rolling, the walls were shaking, trucks were shaking, it went on for a long time," Foley said.

    Foley was born and raised in Boston but moved to Alaska in 2011.

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    He was at work Friday when the major earthquake hit.

    "We went outside and the street lights were bending sideways and all the cars were pulling over, it was pretty crazy," he said. "It was a long time feeling it."

    Back at Boston Logan Airport, there was stress at the Alaska Airline ticket counter Friday night. Killian and Mariah Fields were just trying to get home.

    Killian Fields is from New Hampshire but now lives in Fairbanks with his wife and young child.

    "They actually felt it in Fairbanks, I have family and friends that felt it in Fairbanks," Mariah Fields said. "Seeing the pictures on Facebook of the devastation of the roads buckling, I mean it's scary, everyone thinks it's pretty scary."

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