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New details become known about the response at the military air base Alaska during a massive earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Shortly after the magnitude 7.09 earthquake near Anchorage (Alaska) a week ago, a miner had deployed as a mini air traffic control tower at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The air traffic control tower had been evacuated after the earthquake and raised concerns about the tower's stability, reports CBS Anchorage subsidiary KTVA. Immediately after the earthquake, the …

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A strong earthquake hits the South Pacific on the "Ring of Fire" near New Caledonia, causing tsunami warnings

Last Updated December 5, 2018 2:25 AM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A strong earthquake that shook Wednesday in the South Pacific sent jitters in the area after authorities warned of possible tsunamis There were no first reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit shallow depths near New Caledonia in the afternoon, where earthquakes are …

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Snow goes to Anchorage as the earthquake cleaning begins with limited daylight

While Anchorage repeatedly recovers from its typically bitterly cold air, the weather and diminishing daylight can cause some obstacles as the crews and residents clean themselves from the devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.0. The majority Residents who lost their jobs during the earthquake were restored. A dump truck and excavator are working on a temporary repair of an exit ramp …

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Life in Alaska settles down after a severe earthquake

This photo provided by Chris Riekena shows excavation work being completed on Saturday, December 1, 2018, near the University Mirror Lake exit of the Glenn Highway near Eklutna, Alaska to prepare the highway for repaving. The highway was severely damaged in several places after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on November 30, 2018. (Chris Riekena via AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Life …

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Earthquake rocks building in Anchorage

A major earthquake shook buildings in Anchorage, causing lanterns and trees to sway, causing the offices to run out and seek shelter under the office tables. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0. after an initial strength of 6.7. The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of southern Alaska. …

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Strong earthquake shakes the west of Iran

Tehran (AFP) – A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the western province of Kermanshah in Iran late Sunday, said the country's Geophysics Institute, where local authorities reported over 200 injured people. The epicenter of the quake was 17 kilometers southwest of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, said the institute, which hit it at a depth of 7 kilometers. At least …

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Near Crockett, the magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits, followed by an aftershock

Updated 12:26 pm PST, Saturday, November 10, 2018 Two earthquakes hit Saturday afternoon in Crockett, California. Two earthquakes hit Saturday afternoon in Crockett, California. Photo: USGS Earthquake magnitudes measure the energy delivered by a tremor but should not calculate how strong the shaking is for those near the epicenter. To measure how much an earthquake felt to be near someone …

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Scientists have no idea how a strong earthquake splits the earth's crust

A strong earthquake that killed nearly 100 people in Mexico last year should not have happened, according to current understanding, the triggers of quakes, say scientists. The magnitude 8.2 is in September 2017 just off the coast of the state of Chiapas, near Guatemala. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called it "the largest that the country has seen in a …

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