777DadandJr
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What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:03 am

Hey all,
I just saw on the USGS web site:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

There have been, so far today, 83 earthquakes in the Aleutian Islands, 22 of which were over magnitude 4.0.

Haven't heard anything or seen anything on the news. Anyone know anything about this?

ANCFlyer, can you fill me in??

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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:54 am

Aftershocks

6.3 2006/06/14 04:18:46 51.893 177.121 37.1 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA



 
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Thread starter):
Haven't heard anything or seen anything on the news. Anyone know anything about this?

I am probably the closest A.netter to these quakes and didnt feel them, but did hear about it on the local news. These sort of things happen all the time in the Aleutian Islands, but they are very sparsely populated, and spread out so there is little impact in population centers, and only then due to the Tsunami they could possibly generate. Right now there is still at least two active volcanos erupting periodically. Mt Augustine has been rumbling, and throwing out ash once a week or so since January.

The star is where I live, and youll notice the Aleutians run a long way out there. From the end of the peninsula to the end of the chain is about 1000miles.
 
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:57 am

Japan had some temblors a few days ago,so there could be a "whole lot of shakin' goin' on."  Wow!  Wow!
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:03 am

Maybe ANC is 'getting some'?
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:57 pm

Just another lazy day in the Last Frontier. That happens all the time, although I will admit that 83 in a day might raise a few eyebrows.
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:58 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Maybe ANC is 'getting some'?

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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:23 pm

Pretty much a normal day for the chain. you have one and then the rest of them occur as a result...the earth settling.

you have a major fault zone running the length of those islands, which is also responsible for all the volcanos that formed all of those islands.

Just for reference, that is Kiska Island, during WWII that was a Japanese held island. The entire north end of that island is one volcano.

And on the right lower corner is Amchitka Island, We bombed the japs on Kiska from there. And after the war the US did underground bomb tests in the late 60's early 1970's. The largest US atomic bomb ever tested was blown under that island in the 1970's.

It's unrelated to the earthquakes but you want to see the earth move, watch this film of the largest Amchitka blast.

Edit:Found the videos I was looking for. First one is a bit dark, second one was the big one. LIke I said, if you want to see the earth move.....make you wonder what all these earthquakes are doing for the radiation under that island now.

http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/lib...video/testing/amchitka-program.wmv

http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/lib...ery/video/testing/projcannikan.wmv

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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:39 pm

Quoting 777DadandJr (Thread starter):
ANCFlyer, can you fill me in??

Sorry, was out camping all week . . .

BushPilot is closer, rather was closer, and no way we'd have felt those in ANC . . . Rat Islands over a thousand miles from here . . . give or take a glacier or two.


As L-188 says, pretty much a normal day for the Aleutians. Hell, almost normal for the rest of Alaska . . . we have quakes all the time . . . some small, some larger - some kick ass, although those are few and far between.

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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:42 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Maybe ANC is 'getting some'?



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):
Sorry, was out camping all week . . .

Ohhh, so you like it outdoors huh?
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 9):
Ohhh, so you like it outdoors huh?

Anywhere actually . . . .

Uploading the pics for a small forthcoming report . . .

No, I did NOT get any, I was out camping with my 12 year old daughter and 11 year old neice . . . .

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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:56 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
12 year old daughter

My condolences on the 12 year old daughter. My 6 year old can already give me headaches and people have told me that it doesnt get easier with age.

Hope you had a good vacation.
 
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RE: What's Going On In Alaska? Earthquakes

Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 11):
Hope you had a good vacation.

Quite awesome - pictures and a small report shortly, still loading them . . . Photobucket doesn't want to work and play well with others this evening.
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