Huge Earthquake Rocks Alaska

7.9 on the Richter scale; village destroyed.

     An Earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale rocked the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska at 11:28 on Thursday morning according to the World Geologial Association.  The earthquake was centered just off of the Rat Islands, a part of the Aleutian Archipeligo chain that extends into the Pacific Ocean off of the southern part of Alaska toward Asia.

     The one village on the Island of Kiska, a mining settlement called Khvostov, was decimated; 219 of the approximately 750 residents were injured, although there were no fatalities reported.

     The village of Khostov was built in World War II, as the entire Rat Island chain was a military base that provided access to Asia.  The village was built with earthquakes in mind, and as such the structures are all built with safety measures to protect against the frequent quakes in the Aleutian chain.

     Aftershocks were felt for nearly half an hour after the earthquake, which lasted nearly 90 seconds.

     Coastal areas from mainland Alaska to California and across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii and Japan are currently on alert for wave activit from the Alaskan Earthquake.

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15 Responses to “Huge Earthquake Rocks Alaska”
  1. FixItDuck Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I thought you were leaving?


  2. hfj Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    And Sarah Palin fell in one of the huge cracks opened by the earthquake, which ended her plans to run for President of the United States in the next presidential election. More reports and interviews on this developing story at \”six\”.


  3. chick Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    what Earthquake?


  4. chick Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    looks like someone wants to do a hoaxie?


  5. vinayak12312 Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    The natural disasters that have been coming recently are devouring us…….

    I bet this is the start of 2012.


  6. Tiggerfan Says...

    On December 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

    There was nothing on our News about this, maybe it was not as bad as it seems


  7. Laptop65 Says...

    On December 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Or maybe nothing happened at all.


  8. Appetizer Says...

    On December 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html
    Official site of earthquake information, There are a lot of interesting stories to do about remote Alaskan villages. There are a lot of TRUE stories to be told.


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    On December 4, 2010 at 8:39 am

    nice article


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  11. strovek Says...

    On December 6, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Strange.


  12. sparklingattitude Says...

    On December 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    these disasters…they just keep coming….


  13. MightyDreamer Says...

    On December 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for the information and the link to earthquake site.


  14. Saxenadhi Says...

    On December 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Natural disaster everywhere is the end of the world coming near


  15. kucint Says...

    On December 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    nice info…


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