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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!

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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



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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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New Digital Map of Alaska released

ScienceThis map and associated digital databases are the result of compilation and interpretation of published and unpublished 1:250,000-scale and limited 1:500,000- to 1:63,360-scale maps. Covering the entire state of Alaska, it reflects more than a century of work by a host of geologists and almost two decades of compilation work. There are two versions of the map: a detailed digital version, and a simplified, “generalized” map for print. The map units described in the accompanying pamphlet reflect those of the detailed digital map. At the end of each unit description, the generalized map unit for that unit is listed.

To download the map and related materials visit http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sim3340
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Early morning quake shakes Susitna Valley

ScienceAn early morning earthquake shook the Susitna Valley at 5:26 am. Magnitude: 4.54, 18 miles NNE of Willow, depth: 28 miles. There have been no reports of injuries.

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