A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Alaska, with the epicenter in Anchorage. Severe damage is reported.
Massive quake rocks buildings in Anchorage, causing damage to roads and sending office workers running out to the streets
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- More than 1,000 aftershocks shake Alaska after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake knocked out power, ripped open roads and splintered buildings in Anchorage.
- A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran, and close to the Iraqi border. A person died in Iraq while more than 700 others are injured.
- Anchorage, Alaska, passes a strict ban on plastic shopping bags, and imposes a fee on the use of store-issued paper bags. The law goes into effect on March 1, 2019.
- A magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes Osaka, Japan, at 7:58 a.m. local time (22:58 UTC, June 17). At least five people have been killed and several are transported to hospitals with injuries. Electrical services are disrupted citywide, affecting 170,000 buildings.
- Voters in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, reject a proposed amendment to the city charter which would have restricted public restroom use to the gender appearing on the user's birth certificate.