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Iditarod Dog Sled Race Under Way in Alaska

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The 40th Iditarod dog sled race is under way in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska. Some 60 teams, made up of mushers and their dogs, will spend eight days braving cold temperatures and snow traversing the Alaskan wilderness. Participants took part in a short ceremonial run Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s start of timed […]

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Early Freeze Stops Alaska Fuel Delivery

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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With the port of Nome, Alaska frozen shut by an early season storm, residents of the far northern U.S. town are faced with the prospect of extremely high gasoline prices. The port froze before the final fuel delivery of the season arrived. Local government officials have researched alternative ways to get the fuel into Nome. […]

Earthquake Hits Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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An earthquake struck the Aleutian Islands in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska Friday, prompting a tsunami warning for the remote region that was later canceled. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean early Friday at a depth of about 35 kilometers. The agency initially recorded the quake’s magnitude […]

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Alaska Earthquake Shakes Aleutian Islands

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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An earthquake with an initial 7.1 magnitude has struck the Aleutian Islands in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska, prompting a tsunami warning that was later canceled for the remote region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean early Friday at a depth of about 35 kilometers. The epicenter […]

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Alaskan Coast

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of the northwestern U.S. state of Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.1 magnitude quake Saturday was centered near the Aleutian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, some 970 kilometers southwest of the city of Anchorage. The quake was measured at a depth of 48 kilometers. There […]

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Major Earthquake Strikes Off Alaskan Coast

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska late Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 7.2 magnitude quake was detected near the Aleutian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, more than 1,600 kilometers southwest of the city of Anchorage. The quake was measured at a depth of 40 kilometers. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center […]

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Major Earthquake Strikes off Alaskan Coast

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake struck off the waters of Alaska late Thursday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the area.. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 7.3 magnitude quake was detected near the Aleutian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, about 172 kilometers east of the fishing village of Atka. The USGS detected the quake […]

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