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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:49 AM

7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Alaska; tsunami warning canceled

Source: CNN

A tsunami warning was canceled early Saturday for portions of British Columbia, Canada, and southeastern Alaska, officials said.

The warning was issued following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Alaska 63 miles west of Craig, a town on Prince of Wales Island, and 208 miles south of the capital of Juneau, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The size of the temblor, which struck at 3:58 a.m. ET, off the coast of Alaska was downgraded by the USGS from 7.7 to 7.5.

There were no initial reports of damage

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/05/us/alaska-earthquake/index.html



Big Quake, False Alarm.

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Reply 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Alaska; tsunami warning canceled (Original post)
Coyotl Jan 2013 OP
OccupyManny Jan 2013 #1
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #3
Coyotl Jan 2013 #4
think Jan 2013 #7
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #10
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #12
valerief Jan 2013 #2
Ford_Prefect Jan 2013 #5
madrchsod Jan 2013 #6
Coyotl Jan 2013 #11
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #13
musical_soul Jan 2013 #8
alfredo Jan 2013 #9

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:51 AM

1. From fracking no doubt.

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Response to OccupyManny (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:01 AM

3. 90 miles off the coast ?

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Response to OccupyManny (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:18 AM

4. This is a common Pacific Rim event.

There are colliding tectonic plates all around the Pacific Rim.
What we need to prepare for is a 7.8 or greater in Seattle and Portland.

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Response to OccupyManny (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:50 AM

7. Perhaps it was caused by

an avalanche of sarcasm.....

Welcome to Sarcastaball. The last great American sport.....No really....

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Response to OccupyManny (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:26 PM

10. *facepalm* (nt)

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Response to OccupyManny (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:24 AM

12. Alaska is famous for earthquakes

They've been going on here for millennia.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:54 AM

2. Melting Arctic. nt

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:48 AM

5. Another sign of the country moving further left of the new Congress.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:23 AM

6. good idea to drill right in the center of a active earthquake vault...

what could go wrong?

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:22 PM

11. You might want to take a geology course.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:30 AM

13. The drilling is on the North Slope

almost 1,200 air miles away. There is no oil drilling going on in Southeast Alaska.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:08 AM

8. Glad to hear the tsunami warning is gone.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:22 PM

9. Just saw a good aftershock. I use GEE to monitor stations around the world.

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