Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated 298,192 residents in 2016, it is Alaska's most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's total population; among the 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city.
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    Anchorage Museum to Archive Social Media Memes on Quake

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Museum will include social media reactions to the powerful earthquake that rocked Alaska for its archived historical record. The collection will include viral memes and other Facebook and Twitter responses to the Nov. 30 quake that struck 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Anchorage, Alaska Public Media reported . The magnitude 7.0 earthquake damaged roads and structures, but caused no widespread catastrophic damage. It has been followed by thousands of aftershocks. Museum director Julie Decker said the internet is where stories and photos are being shared. "They're really a record of our time, that kind of popular culture response," Decker said. "That human