Tag Archives: Kodiak tsunami

What sets this week’s earthquake apart from the 1964 earthquake and tsunami

Alaska 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami damage. (Courtesy of NOAA’s Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey Collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak could have been the first coastal community hit had there been a large tsunami early Tuesday morning. A little after 12:30 a.m., the Alaska & West Coast Tsunami Warning Center reported a magnitude 7.9 earthquake roughly 175 miles southeast of …

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National Weather Service Makes Students Tsunami Ready

Tsunami hazard zone sign. (Photo by hansol / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Representatives from the National Weather Service visited schools in the City of Kodiak last week to speak about tsunami readiness. Forecaster Joe Wegman says the original goal of visiting the city was to check in on the weather stations, where local observers keep track of things like daily temperature, …

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