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Alaska Science Forum: The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse

...lighthouse had reason to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast Guard assignment on Unimak Island would be over in a few months.But the lighthouse tenders would never return to their homes in the Lower 48. In the...
Alaska Science Forum: 1946 tsunami survivor shares her story

On April 1, 1946, the sea floor ruptured just south of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Seawater displaced by the giant earthquake sent a 100-foot wave into the Scotch Cape lighthouse on...
Alaska Science Forum: In Hawaii, hints of a giant Alaska tsunami

...for the earthquake that would have sent the tsunami to Kauai was in the Aleutian trench somewhere between Adak and Unimak islands. "It was (located) between the 1946 and 1957 events, in an area focused right at us," he said. "It looks like...
Alaska Science Forum: Northern news from a big conference

...earthquake also generated a 130-foot local wave that killed five men and destroyed a lighthouse at Scotch Cap, on Unimak Island. Scientists have debated the source of the wave, some thinking it was the same plate motion of the earthquake that...
NorthwestDigest for 88 boats between 30 and 100 feet in length. False Pass, with just 62 residents, is on the eastern shore of Unimak Island on the first strait connecting the North Pacific to the Bering Sea. It is 646 miles southwest of Anchorage. According...
New boat harbor launched to revitalize False Pass

...good thing." The community of False Pass sits at the center of a number of important fisheries. False Pass is on Unimak Island, the easternmost Aleutian Island on the edge of Isanotski Strait, also known as False Pass, the first marine link...
State Briefs

...65 miles northwest of Burwash Landing in the Yukon Territory. The second earthquake struck at 1:24 p.m. in the Unimak Island region. That quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and hit 52 miles southwest of False Pass, according to the...
Adak mail has been slow to arrive since airline collapsed

...takes a long time for people to get anything," said Gilda Shellikoff, a tribal administrator for False Pass, an Unimak Island community of about 70 people. "We're having terrible mail problems." Krukoff and Shellikoff said some families...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Lazaref on the southeast side of Unimak Island, at the eastern end of the Aleutians...Lazaref on the southeast side of Unimak Island, at the eastern end of the Aleutians...Lazaref on the southeast side of Unimak Island, at the eastern end of the Aleutians...
Juneau Empire Story Archive one that disrupted flights into Unalaska earlier this week. The volcano is 690 miles southwest of Anchorage, on Unimak Island, just off the end of the Alaska Peninsula. Tom Miller, an AVO scientist, said several small to moderate explosions...


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