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Nearly $132 million allocated for Alaska fishery disasters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Thursday that several Alaska fisheries are eligible to share in almost $132 million of federal disaster relief. The Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers are included after a chum and king salmon collapse last year. Impacted fishermen can share in $55 million,...
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Nearly $132 million allocated for Alaska fishery disasters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Thursday that several Alaska fisheries are eligible to share in almost $132 million of federal disaster relief. The Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers are included after a chum and king salmon collapse last year. Impacted fishermen can share in $55 million,...
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While Chignik fishermen wait on 2018 relief funds, some look beyond the fishery to survive

Aloys Kopun sat in the small harbormaster’s office in Chignik Bay last July as a few boats gently bobbed in the harbor’s turquoise water. “When we were fishing like we normally fished here, the whole harbor was always plump full,” he said. “As you can see, now, we had hardly nobody in here. And everybody’s gone tendering or went to other areas to fish, or some of them went broke.”
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While Chignik fishermen wait on 2018 relief funds, some look beyond the fishery to survive

Aloys Kopun sat in the small harbormaster’s office in Chignik Bay last July as a few boats gently bobbed in the harbor’s turquoise water. “When we were fishing like we normally fished here, the whole harbor was always plump full,” he said. “As you can see, now, we had hardly nobody in here. And everybody’s gone tendering or went to other areas to fish, or some of them went broke.”
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Magnitude 6.9 quake hit about 70 miles east of Chignik early Monday

The Alaska Earthquake Center said the quake was an aftershock of the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that reverberated in communities along the Alaska Peninsula in July — the country’s largest in half a century. A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck about 70 miles east of Chignik Bay shortly after midnight Monday morning,...
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No Tsunami threat from sizable Gulf quake

A strong 6.8 earthquake struck 75 miles east of Chignik early this (Monday) morning. The quake, located at a depth of 25 miles, struck at 1:10 a.m., according to the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. In an information statement, the Center says that based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami.
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Magnitude 6.9 is one of the strongest aftershocks of Chignik earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, a magnitude 6.9 aftershock struck 71 miles east of Chignik. This aftershock ties for the strongest since the magnitude 8.2 earthquake on July 28. The other magnitude 6.9 struck 77.6 southeast of Perryville on Aug. 14. Nearly 800 aftershocks have been...

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Monday in what the Alaska Earthquake Center called an aftershock of a 8.2 quake from late July. Monday’s earthquake was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It...
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6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska, no tsunami warning issued

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It was located at a depth of about 21 miles (33 kilometers). Despite the size of the quake, no tsunami warnings were issued. The closest place to...
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6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska, no tsunami warning issued

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S Geological Survey says a 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula. Despite the size of the early Saturday morning quake, no tsunami warnings were issued. Much of the land around the part of the Gulf of Alaska where the earthquake struck...

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(CHIGNIK, AK) Here are today’s top stories from the Chignik area. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on nearby. For more stories from the Chignik area, click here.

Alaska quake produces prolonged shaking, small tsunami

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look. The National Tsunami Warning...
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Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Alaska

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck just off Alaska's southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look. The National Tsunami Warning...

Alaska earthquake: Magnitude 8.2 quake reported off coast, sparks tsunami warning

PERRYVILLE, Alaska — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the Alaska coast late Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. According to the agency, the quake, which occurred about 10:15 p.m. Alaska time Wednesday, was centered about 57 miles east-southeast of Perryville at a depth of 29 miles. Two other earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.5 occurred in the same area within the next half-hour, the agency reported.
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Great Earthquake SE of Chignik Prompts Tsunami Warnings, but No Damage

The strongest earthquake to strike not only Alaska, but all of North America in the last 56 years prompted a tsunami warning and an evacuation of the Homer Spit and other low-lying areas of Homer and Kachemak Bay last night around 10:30 p.m. The cause was another large earthquake in...

Alaska quake produces prolonged shaking, small tsunami

PERRYVILLE, Alaska — (AP) — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look. The National Tsunami...

Alaska earthquake: Magnitude 8.2 quake reported off coast, sparks tsunami warning

PERRYVILLE, Alaska — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the Alaska coast late Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. According to the agency, the quake, which occurred about 10:15 p.m. Alaska time Wednesday, was centered about 57 miles east-southeast of Perryville at a depth of 29 miles. Two other earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.5 occurred in the same area within the next half-hour, the agency reported.
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