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Christine Merki

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Christine Merki

Account Manager

Christine brings more than thirteen years of local media sales experience to the Alaska Business sales team. When she’s not using her vast marketing know-how in the office, Christine—originally from Austin—enjoys hot yoga, Pilates, gardening, and reading. Her journalism and Russian studies at University of MO-Columbia and The Poynter Institute have prepared her well for life at Alaska Business. Christine’s marketing knowledge includes creative, media planning, strategy, and market research.

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How to Fix an Earthquake in Four Days

March 2019

At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?