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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - It’s been nearly 24 years since the Navy closed its airbase at Adak. Yet, it continues to show signs of life. The Marines arrived in Adak in September 2019 as part of a joint exercise with the Navy and Coast Guard to show how troops respond to emergencies in the Arctic.
Unalaska's schools are on holiday break, and whether or not they'll reopen to in-person learning on Jan. 4 is still undecided; the City of Unalaska reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — both industry-related; and residents of Adak are under lockdown after someone tested positive for the virus upon arrival in the small Aleutian community.
A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 49 km SSE of Adak, Alaska (30 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.94 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0208yj0gx1, us7000aqpa. Id of event: us7000aqpa. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:04:33 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.94 km, -176.2901° West, 51.4886° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/20 / 2020-07-13 02:04:33 / July 13, 2020 @ 2:04 am.
A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 km NE of Adak, Alaska (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:00:55 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -176.0492 West, latitude 52.1936 North, depth = 150.72 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 18:00:55 / June 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. Event id: us7000akkn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak02089zghjs, us7000akkn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.72 km (94 miles).
ADAK, Alaska (AP) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Sunday near Adak, the westernmost municipality in the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck 12:37 p.m. at a spot 144.9 miles (233.6 km) west of Adak, a town of about 330 people, the agency said. It had a depth of 18 miles (29 km.)
(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 km (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska at a depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday. There was no danger of a tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Palmer, Alaska, said.
Following a brutal home invasion and assault that sent a Kenai Peninsula LGTBQ activist into hiding, several legislators say they’re pushing for the state to update its hate crime laws to protect people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A survivor of an Alaska crab boat sinking that left five fellow fishermen missing said the crew went from “sleeping to swimming" in minutes as rough seas and ice battered their vessel on New Year's Eve.
We’re going to ease into the new year with a few good books. First up, we have the story of a Bering Sea Captain. Jake Jacobson recounts stories and memories of his five decades fishing Alaska’s dangerous and unpredictable waters.And an we look at the early days of ocean exploration.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, a towering ice-covered cone in the Aleutian Islands, shot a cloud of ash more than 5 miles high on Friday, triggering a warning to aviators and putting on a show that was captured in satellite imagery.
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Only two survivors were found out of the five crew members of the sunken Scandies Rose. The survivors, Dean Gribble Jr. and John Lawler suffered from hypothermia. Gribble said that they endured rough conditions prior to the sinking with the sea rising 20 feet, the winds blowing at 40 mph and the harsh icy conditions.
Did you or anyone you know Google “trip to Alaska” in 2019? As the No. 6 most searched destination in that category in the world, Alaska has its sights set high for 2020. With an estimated 1.41 million cruise ship visitors, coupled with a steadily growing winter tourism season (hey, aurora!), there is a chance for 2020 to be an even better season.
This author, in this column and elsewhere, has often taken the position that Alaska, especially in remote locations, is the safest, most environmentally-sound and worker-friendly mining location in the world. Alaska is endowed with world-class resources from one end of the state to the other. The associated jobs are well paid, and the industry is stable.
With two Australian companies making major investments and several exploration companies from Down Under chomping at the bit to get into the field, 2020 is shaping up to be the best year for Alaska's mining sector in a decade.
It seems like there's no dearth of Alaska-themed reality TV content, but A&E might have a bonafide hit on their hands with Alaska PD. It's no secret that Live PD is the belle of the ball when it comes to cable TV ratings... the program is absolutely killing it for the network. So why wouldn't a series about police officers navigating the criminal world and helping citizens daily in one of America's most remote locations work?