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2014/07/25 20:39
2014/07/25 20:39
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Taxes from oil production pay for a hefty chunk of Alaska’s state government. Last year the Legislature narrowly passed Senate Bill 21, which offers tax cuts to encourage more drilling in the wake of...
2014/07/25 20:39
2014/07/25 20:39
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2014/07/25 16:12
2014/07/25 16:12
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... according to new data added to the U.S. Geological Survey's seismic hazard maps. The USGS recently updated the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Map to reflect the best understanding of...
2014/07/25 14:51
2014/07/25 14:51
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JUNEAU — Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska, and the U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east....
2014/07/25 14:28
2014/07/25 14:28
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Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska, and the U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east. There are...
2014/07/22 02:13
2014/07/22 02:13
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... have a 2 percent chance of experiencing "very intense shaking" over a 50-year lifespan, USGS project chief Mark Petersen said. Those with lower hazard ratings would experience less intense...
2014/07/22 02:13
2014/07/22 02:13
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... the 16 states that have a relatively high chance of having a damaging quake. The previous USGS hazard map came out in 2008, and experts say the new one looks at what's happened with quakes...
2014/07/18 21:20
2014/07/18 21:20
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... of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in the next 50 years, the USGS noted. The 16 states at highest risk are Alaska, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,...
2014/07/18 08:23
2014/07/18 08:23
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... have a 2 percent chance of experiencing "very intense shaking" over a 50-year lifespan, USGS project chief Mark Petersen said. Those with lower hazard ratings would experience less intense...
2014/07/17 13:13
2014/07/17 13:13
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck western Canada near the Gulf of Alaska early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.1 event, hit 59 miles (95...
2014/07/16 15:50
2014/07/16 15:50
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... us a 3-D picture. That's what makes lidar a game-changing technology," says Vicki Lukas, USGS' chief of topographic data services team. She says USGS has contracted with private firms to...
2014/06/28 12:38
2014/06/28 12:38
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... The parents head out to sea and travel enormous distances—sometimes as far as Japan and Alaska—in search of food. Earlier this year a handful of albatross parents on Kaua'i and Oahu were...
2014/07/25 20:39
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