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6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Alaska, USGS Says
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Posted on 07/17/2010 11:31:08 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; earthquake; usgs
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1 posted on 07/17/2010 11:31:11 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

bump


2 posted on 07/17/2010 11:33:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Any tsunami alert?
3 posted on 07/17/2010 11:37:48 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

No Tsunami threat...


4 posted on 07/17/2010 11:39:34 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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Prayers up for AK FRiends.


5 posted on 07/17/2010 11:40:24 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

NO tsunami threat.


6 posted on 07/17/2010 11:40:50 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

6.7 Mw - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.7 Mw
Date-Time 18 Jul 2010 05:56:49 UTC
17 Jul 2010 21:56:49 standard time in Pacific timezone

Location 52.970N 169.503W
Depth 35 km
Distances 43 km (27 miles) W (274 degrees) of Nikolski, AK
222 km (138 miles) WSW (244 degrees) of Unalaska, AK
277 km (172 miles) WSW (243 degrees) of Akutan, AK
1493 km (928 miles) WSW (241 degrees) of Anchorage, AK


7 posted on 07/17/2010 11:42:00 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

How many Alaskan freepers do we have I wonder. That’s a pretty good shake...Hope all is safe


8 posted on 07/17/2010 11:42:21 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Those with the most to lose, did the least in preventing its happening)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Weren’t the Palin’s hiking Sweet Tooth or something? Close by , anyone know?


9 posted on 07/17/2010 11:46:26 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd; Virginia Ridgerunner; Eska
They're at Denali National Park. I pray they're safe and our Eska and everyone else too.
10 posted on 07/17/2010 11:53:44 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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11 posted on 07/17/2010 11:55:28 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 frwv)
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To: onyx

Didn’t even feel her, here along the Upper Yukon. We went through a 7.9 Nov 3rd 2002, later claimed to be a 8.1; and were right on it. Was kinda crazy when the ground opens up right in front of ya. Half expected to see the devil come jumping out. Thing to remember is you never know which people will flip on out and which people keep it together and take charge. Usually ain’t who you think either, ha.


12 posted on 07/18/2010 12:15:00 AM PDT by Eska
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To: FBD
Not to worry...

1493 km (928 miles) WSW (241 degrees) of Anchorage, AK. 928 miles is far enough away so we didn't even feel it here (I live in Wasilla, about 45 miles from Anchorage).

13 posted on 07/18/2010 12:16:45 AM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: Eska

((((( Eska ))))) I am so happy you replied! The largest state, it’s no wonder you didn’t feel it. Was the quake anywhere near Sarah’s vacation spot of Denali National Park?


14 posted on 07/18/2010 12:25:19 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Well that’s a good size earthquake ...any news?


15 posted on 07/18/2010 12:29:58 AM PDT by caww
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That’s way, way out there. Didn’t feel a thing here.


16 posted on 07/18/2010 12:43:58 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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Palin’s fault!


17 posted on 07/18/2010 12:44:11 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The Aleutians are hardly the “coast of Alaska.”


18 posted on 07/18/2010 12:44:28 AM PDT by Misterioso (The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. -- Ayn Rand)
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I heard Michelle O’Bell Obama went swimming in Alaska. Wonder if she slipped and fell from eating all the vegetables grown on the White House grounds??
19 posted on 07/18/2010 1:13:29 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Freddd

This earthquake was out in the Aleutians, almost a thousand miles away from the Anchorage area. Pretty standard “Ring of Fire” activity for Alaska.


20 posted on 07/18/2010 1:55:28 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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Thats a good size one....Alaska has had big one’s before


21 posted on 07/18/2010 1:57:33 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: onyx

Denali is well to the east of Anchorage. You can see the very top of Denali (over the other mountains) from Anchorage at the Captain Cook statue/memorial park overlooking Turnagin Arm.


22 posted on 07/18/2010 1:58:37 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: FBD

23 posted on 07/18/2010 3:56:39 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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24 posted on 07/18/2010 4:02:47 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Oh man....I have friends who are on vacation in Alaska.


25 posted on 07/18/2010 4:15:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: redhead

Most people still cannot comprehend the size of Alaska, my sister came to visit me some years ago, I picked her up in Anchorage at the airport and she stayed with me at my house just north of Wasilla.

She had in her mind a travel itinerary of being in Seward one day and Fairbanks the next, and doing it by car, to her it was the same as if driving from San Jose Ca to LA.

I said yes it may be the same miles but its not the same roadwise.

I’m glad we do have a ton of quakes, it scares the bejeezus out of illegal immigrants fer sure!


26 posted on 07/18/2010 4:19:16 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It’s been 40 years since I was stationed on Shemya, and I can’t even pick it out on a map anymore - how close was this to my old post??


27 posted on 07/18/2010 4:19:49 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: proud_yank

You ok up there!?!?!?!


28 posted on 07/18/2010 5:51:44 AM PDT by rintense
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My wife is in Anchorage, no messages from her so far about an earthquake.


29 posted on 07/18/2010 5:56:15 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/N_America.php


30 posted on 07/18/2010 6:01:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Einstein.)
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To: Eye of Unk

If I remember correctly, Alaska is more than double the size of Texas. I also remember seeing an image of Alaska overlaid on the western US and seeing that it’s very comparable in size, and the western states are not small.


31 posted on 07/18/2010 6:17:14 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: onyx
If you look on that green map, we are located where the Yukon comes in from Canada; hardly ever have any quake action over here; yet we sure felt that 7.9 in 02; 250 miles away; in the same school district.

The state sells land, (still homesteaded 40 acre parcels until 1987. One could stake and record). Trouble is usually there isn't a road to location. You need a 100 gran super cub to get there. Big investment for a hunting cabin.

We live 200 miles up a dirt road and that's as far out as I want to be actually. Road washed out a week back, I mean miles of the road washed out. So the creek is where the road once was and it's not supposed to be fixed for 3 weeks. The Gov flew in other day, but everything takes time; state is doing everything they can. Just part of living in rural Alaska.

WE lost our custom's guy here in Eagle in this last flood. They hate fed people out this way like nowheres else, years back they had to state police escort fed park people outta here. Chuck our custom's agent was well liked and it's a real loss to the community. He was a veteran, awful proud of his sons in military, and all around great guy. They found his trk in creek, 6 foot of water, door open. Bad deal all the way around. Always the best people leave this earth way before their time. Condolences to his family.

So anyway, in Alaska; distances are great, drive times are long, roads poor, and we have so much freedom I don't know how to act. It fosters the growth of people like Sarah Palin, which is a good thing for the country.

32 posted on 07/18/2010 7:11:37 AM PDT by Eska
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NO, because the posts above say “no tsunami”


33 posted on 07/18/2010 7:52:01 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I believe Denali is north and west of Anchorage (more north than west). I was there last week - if they felt it at all, it would have been only a minor shake.


34 posted on 07/18/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by cammie
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
"If I remember correctly, Alaska is more than double the size of Texas. I also remember seeing an image of Alaska overlaid on the western US and seeing that it’s very comparable in size, and the western states are not small."

This one will do for starters...

35 posted on 07/18/2010 9:58:20 AM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: cammie
Cammie, you're 100% correct! I had my bearings way off, thinking about Turnagin Arm and Denali with respect to Captain Cook Park, where I spent a good large amount of time during the late summer in 2006. Denali is North by Northwest of Anchorage instead of east.

Doh!!!

36 posted on 07/18/2010 10:01:27 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Uncle Ike; All
I found you some Shemya stuff. Enjoy.
37 posted on 07/18/2010 10:09:42 AM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

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38 posted on 07/18/2010 10:54:27 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
For the recent earthquake in the Washington D.C. area.


39 posted on 07/18/2010 12:19:37 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: rintense

I’m fine, thanks for asking though! This was out in the Aluetians (long island chain off the south-west end of the state), probably over 500 miles from here. If anything was felt where I’m at, I slept through it :-)

I’m close to the water, but up high enough a tsunami would not be a concern.


40 posted on 07/18/2010 1:58:41 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Eye of Unk; redhead; ASOC; strongbow; Eska; Kathy in Alaska; rintense

You guys know anyone in this area? I was talking to someone in the airport a week ago who was heading to either Adak or Attu, hope they’re alright!


41 posted on 07/18/2010 2:03:42 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: proud_yank

My step-grandaughter is staying with her father for the summer down on Kodiac island, no news from them, more than likely they are not bothered with it at all, what people don’t really understand is that Alaska has the geography for many many earthquakes daily, its whats called “new land” and its constantly moving.

And Alaska is basically nothing but rock, in some areas there is the remains of alluvial glacier silt a hundred or more feet thick, a very fine sand almost like cement powder, the famous 1964 Good Friday quake in the Turnagain Heights area of Anchorage developed massive fissures and many houses collapsed due to the liquification of such silt under them, same as Mexico City because it was a filled in lake, same with SF in its recent quakes where the most damage was in the district that ironically was built upon the debris of the 1906 quake.

Where I live about 11 miles up north sorta from Wasilla its mostly rock, I have very little topsoil actually and I feel very safe, there is honestly a fault line right on my property even still yet, I had a 5.0 two weeks ago here, it bumped the house a bit, lasted like 3 seconds. Nothing fell down, nobody running out in the streets in a panic.

So in summary its the type of ground under you that a person should be aware of, anything thats been built upon an old lake, garbage dump, glacier silt plain and such is the most dangerous place to be. Having solid rock is safer, it will still shake but it won’t liquefy and crevasse, other than a massive tectonic plate subduction I don’t worry at all about an earthquake for the most part and since I’m inland nor from a tsunami.

I think I will watch 2012 again on my widescreen again tonight...


42 posted on 07/18/2010 2:27:28 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Eye of Unk
"I think I will watch 2012 again on my widescreen again tonight..."

Is that worth watching? I'm so digusted by the typical apocalyptic disaster flicks that I haven't even looked at the trailers on this one. Funny thing, too, since I love the disaster shows on History and NG.

43 posted on 07/18/2010 3:56:04 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: redhead

Its interesting, the special effects will blow you away, its like a super grade B saturday afternoon movie flick. One of those films that you do actually like to watch over and over just because of the visuals.

I waited for it to come out on Bluray and I have seen it at least three times, more so than Avatar.


44 posted on 07/18/2010 4:18:12 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Eye of Unk

Thanks! I can watch in online on Netflix. I think I know what I’ll be doing for my “dinner and a movie on Sunday evening” tonight...


45 posted on 07/18/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

46 posted on 07/18/2010 5:46:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Uncle Ike; redhead; Eska
Shemya is about 1200 miles southwest of Anchorage, and this quake in the Fox Islands is about 950 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Now the earthquake map shows another quake, unknown size yet, 9 miles NW of Coopers Landing on the Kenai about 4:30p.


47 posted on 07/18/2010 6:03:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

See those red fault lines that run right above Palmer? One of them is right behind my house about half a mile. LOL!


48 posted on 07/18/2010 8:04:55 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: redhead

That’s a little close. Be safe.


49 posted on 07/18/2010 8:10:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

been pretty active in the Aleutians, huh?


50 posted on 07/18/2010 8:43:18 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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