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Seismologists detect record number of quakes in 2014

...earthquakes were detected with the center's seismometer network."We've blown away those benchmarks," said state seismologist Michael West. "There's never been a year where we identified 40,000 earthquakes in a year."The number is...
Seismologists study earthquakes near Minto

...rattled the ground near the village of Minto, and the state seismologist said the area could generate much bigger quakes...Activity in the area has been "very vigorous," said state seismologist Michael West, with about 1,500 quakes recorded...
Dozens of aftershocks expected on island

...the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake, the Alaska state seismologist said Saturday.A dozen measurable aftershocks have already hit the region since Friday's quake, including one...
Alaska Science Forum: Alaskans have enjoyed good earthquake luck since 1964

At the 50th anniversary of one of the world's largest earthquakes, state seismologist Mike West says Alaskans might learn a lesson from New Zealand.Here in this land, at the meeting point of two restless crustal...
Researchers still learning about 2002 earthquake

...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 the Denali Fault had the potential...
Southeast shows savvy after quake

...and Valdez)."Anytime there's an offshore earthquake of that size, a tsunami warning makes sense," said State Seismologist Mike West.Like many people in the small community of Craig, Josh Andrews was in bed around midnight on January...
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Pipeline withstood quake as designed

...produce a really big earthquake, even though the fault had been very active historically, said Roger Hansen, state seismologist for the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska. "Indeed it was a sleeping giant so far," he said...
Those near epicenter felt the power 80 seconds, the new rupture "unzipped" the Denali fault through nearly 150 miles of the Alaska Range, said state seismologist Roger Hansen. People in 143 North American ZIP codes - as far away as Louisiana, New York and California - reported...
Alaska works on tsunami preparedness

...the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's five-state national tsunami hazard mitigation program. State seismologist Roger Hansen is modeling tsunamis that could be generated by earthquakes. With an understanding of which areas...
Earthquake jolts Anchorage

...Center. A few residents reported that objects fell off shelves, and furniture and heavy appliances shifted, said state seismologist Roger Hansen, director of the center. The initial magnitude given was preliminary only and Preller said it could...


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