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Earthquake shakes Southcentral

ScienceA 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska at 1:18 p.m. Depth was 10 miles. There are no reports of damage or injuries. There is NO tsunami danger from this earthquake.

Sources: UAF Alaska Earthquake Center and NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK.

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Free US Topo Maps for Alaska

Science From the U.S.G.S.:

US Topo Maps for Alaska

US Topo quadrangles are digital topographic maps produced by the National Geospatial Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). They are created in the familiar 7.5-minute quadrangle format similar to the legacy paper maps, with the addition of an aerial photo or satellite image as a visual base layer. Each map is delivered in PDF format with geospatial extensions (GeoPDF®) for free download and viewing on a computer or mobile device, including layers that can be controlled by the user and basic, on-screen geographic analysis.

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Tonight: Astronomy presentation at the Big Lake Public Library

ScienceSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

Thursday Nov. 2nd, 6 pm.

All ages are welcome, but the presenter prefers not to have babies or very small kids who may not have the attention span to stay quiet.

Everyone will receive handouts, and weather permitting, will be able to view the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., through a powerful telescope.

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Quake Shakes Big Lake

ScienceA Magnitude 1.2 earthquake struck Big Lake at 7:42 am. There have been no reports of serious injury or damage.

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Happy Summer Solstice!

ScienceThe Summer Solstice, which is also the First Day of Summer, is 8:24 pm Alaska Time today.

The timing of the solstice is not based on a specific calendar date and time. It depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator.

The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice). In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer.

This summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.

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Earthquake shakes Southcentral

ScienceAn earthquake of magnitude 5.4 shook Southcentral Alaska at 6:18pm. The epicenter was 16 miles NW of Nikiski. Depth was 43 miles.

Source: Alaska Earthquake Center

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Earthquake rattles Susitna Valley

ScienceAn earthquake of magnitude 4.3 rattled the Susitna Valley at 7:29 pm. The epicenter was 25 mi E of Talkeetna, at a depth of 22 miles. No reports of injury or damage have been reported.

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Quake Rattles Susitna Valley

ScienceA Magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Southcentral on January 26, 2017 at 5:26:13 am. There have been no reports of injury or damage. The epicenter was 76 miles west of Talkeetna, at a depth of 86.9 miles.

Source: Alaska Earthquake Center

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Science

The Winter Solstice happens every year around December 21 or 22. It marks the shortest day of the year as the Northern Hemisphere is angled the farthest away from the Sun on this day. We also start to gain daylight.

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Quake Rattles Susitna Valley

ScienceA magnitude 4.4 quake struck west of Big Lake at 4:27 am. There have been no reports of injury or damage.

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Quake Rattles Valley

ScienceA 4.2 Magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:25 pm today. There have been no reports of injuries or damages.

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Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Shakes Susitna Valley

ScienceA Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Shakes Susitna Valley



April 7, 2016 19:24:17 AKDT
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Magnitude 4.9 quake shakes Southcentral

ScienceA Magnitude 4.9 quake shook Southcentral this afternoon. Depth 61.5 miles. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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6.79 Quake Shakes Southcentral

ScienceAn earthquake with a magnitude of 6.79 struck Southcentral Alaska at 1:30 am on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. [Note: Revised magnitude is 7.1]

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Quake shakes Susitna Valley

ScienceA magnitude 4.81 earthquake occurred at 7:05 pm Sunday. There have been no reports of damage or injury.


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