Latest Alaska earthquake Stories
Alaska's seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities.
Residents of Alaska and parts of Canada were briefly under a tsunami warning on Saturday after a strong earthquake rocked the region, but the alert was later cancelled because no potentially destructive waves resulted from the trembler.
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, MARCH 27: THE BIG ALASKA EARTHQUAKE Profile America -- Sunday, March 27th.
Although California gets most of the attention when it comes to earthquakes, especially with the 100th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake on April 18, 1906, Alaska is America's true seismic hotspot.
Tsunami waves generated by a large offshore earthquake would threaten at least 1 million coastal residents in California and inundate the nation's largest port complex, according to a new report.
December's great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake - the most powerful in more than 40 years and the trigger of a devastating tsunami - shook the ground everywhere on Earth's surface. Weeks later the planet was still trembling. It was the first of its size to be measured and studied by the new worldwide array of digital seismic instruments.
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