Earthquake Related Hazards

Alaska is one of the most seismically active areas of the world. Our state is bordered by the circum-Pacific seismic belt (commonly known as the Pacific Ring of Fire) which is one of the earth's most active seismic features. Scientists recognize that Alaska has more and bigger earthquakes than any other region of the United States. It is impossible to predict the time and location of the next big earthquake in Alaska, however, the active geology of Alaska guarantees that major earthquakes will occur in the future.

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OF 2003-158 Outside Link
Carver, David, Plucinski, Timothy, Frankel, Arthur, and Safak, Erdal, 2003, Data report of aftershocks of the 03 November 2002, Mw 7.9 Denali Fault earthquake recorded near the fault rupture at the Richardson Highway and Alyeska Pipeline: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-158.
P 544-C Report
Coble, R.W., 1967, Alaska earthquake effects on ground water in Iowa, in Vorhis, R.C., Hydrologic effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, outside Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 544-C, p. C23-C26.
PIR 2013-6 Report Geospatial Data
Koehler, R.D., Reger, R.D., Sicard, K.R., and Spangler, E.R., 2013, Yukon River bridge landslide: Preliminary geologic and geotechnical evaluation: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2013-6, 69 p. doi:10.14509/25642
RI 2002-1 Report Map Geospatial Data
Suleimani, E.N., Hansen, R.A., Combellick, R.A., and Carver, G.A., 2002, Tsunami hazard maps of the Kodiak area, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2002-1, 16 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:12,500. doi:10.14509/2860