Chignik Lake, AK

Kodiak Daily Mirror

ALFA donates sockeye to Chignik communities

Last week, the residents of Chignik — a small village 250 miles southwest of Kodiak and the birthplace of Benny Benson — received an influx of sockeye salmon. The fish didn’t come from the Chignik River, but instead they came from the air. Through the newly launched...

The Fault in the Facts: Can one earthquake cause another?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - In this installment of the Fault in the Facts, we will answer the question ‘Can one earthquake cause another?’ by explaining new research on two large quakes off the Alaska Peninsula in 2020 and 2021. The magnitude 7.8 Simeonof Event struck on July 22,...

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,...

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.”

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes off coast of Alaska

CHIGNIK, Alaska -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck early Monday off the coast of Alaska. The epicenter was about 114 kilometers (71 miles) east of the village of Chignik, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The depth was reported at 46.3 kilometers (29 miles) deep. There was...

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...

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.

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,...