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Breaking: Alaskan Earthquake

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Veteran News
January 23, 2018
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This morning a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska. While initially measured at an 8.2 magnitude, the earthquake was eventually downgraded to a 7.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey. Several Tsunami warnings were issued and later downgraded as well although Kodiak Island is still under a tsunami advisory.So far there have been no injuries reported regarding this quake as it struck off the coast of Alaska instead of in one of the few larger population centers in Alaska. The earthquake hit approximately 170 miles southeast of the famous Kodiak Island. Residents of Kodiak island were advised to evacuate San Francisco warned its citizens to be prepared for the possibility of a tsunami. As of this time, many of the warnings have been canceled.Residents described the quake as very long in duration and not exceedingly violent despite the large magnitude. Only one aftershock was recorded with its magnitude reaching 5.6 on the Richter scale.


This quake comes shortly after the eruption of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines. Despite the distance between the two events, it should be noted that both of these events happened in the infamous "Ring of Fire" that the Pacific Ocean is famous for. With increased seismic activity in the ring of fire, we can speculate that more events will occur within the coming weeks as well. If you're in a location that is plagued by seismic activity, start preparing now. We don't wish to be alarmists or anything but stocking up on first aid equipment and non-perishable food items before there is a run on the stores might be a good idea considering the occurrence of two events this month alone.Stay prepared and vigilant folks, you never know when mother nature will unleash her fury. Hopefully, nobody is injured and property damage is kept to a minimum.

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