The collapse of an unstable mountain slope in Alaska could trigger a catastrophic tsunami in Harriman Fjord. A retreating glacier is producing this precarious situation, highlighting yet another type of hazard caused by climate change. Continue reading Looming Landslide in Alaska Could Trigger Enormous Tsunami at Any Moment, Scientists Warn
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Alaska’s giant earthquake didn’t have the moves to cause a large tsunami
It started in the early hours of the morning, 31 minutes after midnight in Alaska. The shaking lasted for half a minute in places, rattling land hundreds of miles away from its underwater origins. Then came the sirens, screaming a warning for people to leave their homes and beds and head for higher ground—the quake happened out in the Pacific, and there was a chance that a tsunami was on the way.
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Massive oil discovery in Alaska is biggest onshore find in 30 years
Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades.
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Strong 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Alaska
A 7.1-magnitude earthquakehit Alaska early Sunday, causing significant road damage, authorities said.
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The 10 Biggest Earthquakes in History
As massive and deadly as Japan’s recent magnitude 9.0 earthquake was, it’s not the world’s biggest recorded quake.