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TAG: Alaska

Scientists map fast-moving fault off Alaska

August 7, 2018By
NOAA Ship Fairweather underway in Alaska. (Photo: NOAA)

U.S. researchers have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. The mapping information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better understand and prepare for the risks from earthquakes and tsunamis that can occur when faults suddenly move. Since 2015, scientists have been gathering... read more

USGS publishes digital geologic map of Alaska

January 6, 2016By

A new digital geologic map of Alaska is being released today, providing land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map gives visual context to the abundant mineral and energy resources found throughout the state in a detailed and accessible format. “I am pleased... read more

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