Sarah Palin Reports Damaged Home After Major Quake

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Sarah Palin and her family are safe following two intense earthquakes in Alaska, however, as she tweeted Friday, her residence is not. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 7.0 magnitude quake near Anchorage, Alaska, at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Five minutes later, another, measuring at 5.8, struck again nearby. According to seismologists, both earthquakes had “epicenters of 23 miles deep.”

Palin, a former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, and her husband live in Wasilla, Alaska, about 45 miles north of Anchorage. Palin, born in Idaho, as lived in Wasilla since 1972 and was on the town’s city council and later served as mayor from 1996 to 2002.