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AP Photo/Garret FischerFirst, at vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui voluptatum.World Indonesian officials say crashed Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder foundBy Cindy Silviana•FILE PHOTO – Wreckage recovered from Lion Air flight JT610, that crashed into the sea, lies at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File PhotoBy Cindy SilvianaJAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, search officials said on Monday.Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho told Reuters a weak signal from the recorder had been detected for several days and that it had been found buried in about 8 meters (26 ft) of mud in waters about 30 meters deep.”We don’t know what damage there is, it has obvious scratches on it,” Nugroho said.Contact with flight JT610 was lost 13 minutes after it took off on Oct. 29 from the capital, Jakarta, heading north to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang. The crash was the world’s first of a Boeing 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018.The cockpit voice recorder is one of the two so-calledblack boxes crucial for the investigation of a plane crash.The other black box, the flight data recorder, was recovered three days after the crash.Investigators brought in a navy ship last week for a fresh search after a 10-day effort funded by Lion Air failed to find the recorder.Separately, Colonel Johan Wahyudi told Metro TV the recorder had been retrieved and taken aboard the ship.Boeing did not respond immediately to a request for comment on Monday.A preliminary report by Indonesia’s transport safety commission, or KNKT, focused on airline maintenance and training, as well as the response of a Boeing anti-stall system and a recently replaced sensor, but did not give a cause for the crash.(Writing by Tabita Diela; Editing by Ed Davies and Clarence Fernandez)
By Yereth Rosen
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as 120 miles (193 km) southwest of the state’s capital city.
Residents of southcentral Alaska were jolted awake by the quake, which was centered 9 miles (15 km) northwest of Anchorage and was over 20 miles (33 km) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which revised the quake down from a 5.4 magnitude.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
In November, a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, a city of 300,000 people, buckling roads, disrupting phone service and causing minor damage.
(Reporting by Yereth Rosen in Anchorage and Gabriella Borter in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)