Wrong place at the right time? Alaska earthquake historian visits Kodiak during magnitude 8.2 earthquake

Photo courtesy of NOAA. Aftermath of 1964 Earthquake in Kodiak. During the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that rocked Southwest Alaska, Kodiak was host to an unexpected visitor- a historian seeking to chronicle the history of recent earthquakes in the North Pacific. “My name is Spencer Abbe. I’m a doctoral student at the University of Oregon in the Department of History. And …

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Thursday’s tsunami siren test part of a system upgrade

After a tsunami warning triggered by last week’s powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the sirens that went off Thursday afternoon in Kodiak made some people understandably nervous. Normally, the sirens sound-off every Wednesday afternoon for two minutes. But this Wednesday, they didn’t work properly. The problem?  An upgrade to the Kodiak Police Department’s radio dispatch system. Kodiak’s Police Chief Tim Putney …

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