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Unusual Quakes Send Seismologists into Rapid Response

Map of the May 3, 2014 quake located 52 miles north of Kotzebue. Image courtesy of the Alaska Earthquake Information Center.

Aftershocks are continuing to rattle the western edge of the Brooks Range near communities like Noatak, and now seismologists are conducting a “rapid response” to capture these tremors. It’s all in response to two earthquakes that came two weeks apart at magnitudes not recorded in the region in over 30 years.

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