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Swarm of Alaska quakes puzzles scientists

...quake of similar size in the area was a magnitude-5.5 quake that occurred in 1981, earthquake center seismologist Natasha Ruppert said.The swarm of magnitude-5.7 quakes is connected to more than 300 smaller aftershocks, some with magnitudes...
7.9 quake in Aleutians spawns small tsunami

...explosions.Monday's earthquake was initially reported with a magnitude of 7.1, but that was upgraded to 8.0, said Natasha Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center. In the review of data hours after the quake, the magnitude was...
Strong aftershocks shake remote area of Alaska

...7-magnitude quake on Saturday has been followed by more than 20 aftershocks. No injuries have been reported. Seismologist Natasha Ruppert says the aftershocks are connected to Saturday's earthquake. She says not too much should be inferred from the...
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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Alaska's Fox Islands

...damage. The epicenter is believed to be more than 140 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor and Unalaska. Seismologist Natasha Ruppert with the Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the earthquake was an aftershock to a 6.6 magnitude quake that...
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Report of 6.4 quake in the Gulf of Alaska

...damage despite tremors being felt across a large part of southern Alaska. A series of aftershocks also were recorded.Natasha Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, said this was the largest earthquake in the region...
Seismologist: Possible for major quake to 'stress' faultline

...same Fairweather-Queen Charlotte transform fault system that lies beneath the Alaskan Panhandle, and seismologist Natasha Ruppert said this week that there is no way to tell when or where the fault's next big quake might be coming."Every time...
Small earthquake shakes Southeast

...its epicenter far enough from any population center that there have been no reports of damage, said seismologist Natasha Ruppert at the Fairbanks-based AEIC."This was pretty far - relatively far - from any population centers," said Ruppert...
7.2 quake strikes Aleutians

...6 to 5.3 and were expected to continue, with decreasing magnitude, for as long as a week, said seismologist Natasha Ruppert. "It is a major earthquake," she said. A separate earthquake of magnitude-4.0 shook the San Bernardino Mountains...
Researchers still learning about 2002 earthquake

...Roads were sheared apart along the fault line in the Interior, and some glaciers literally were ripped in two.Natasha Ruppert, the acting state seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, said geologists always had known that...
Expert: Juneau tsunami unlikely

...vertical or uplifting movement, a large tsunami is not likely, said Alaska Earthquake Information Center Seismologist Natasha Ruppert. The Queen Charlotte-Fairweather is a strike-slip fault, similar to the one in Haiti but unlike the one in Chile...


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