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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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Update News: November 25th, 2013

In Monday’s news: A small Canadian mining company is in the early stages of exploring a graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula; AK Transportation Department will pay $322,000 for violations to water safety; The U.S. Defense Department has released a 16-page Arctic Strategy Document; Emmonak and Noatak receive USDA rural development grants to to build…

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