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8.0 Alaska Quake Triggers Tsunami Advisory

'Modest' tsunami could strike Aleutian Islands

(Newser) - Alaska's Aleutian Islands experienced an 8.0-magnitude earthquake today that has triggered a tsunami advisory for coastal areas on some of the islands, reports. The far western part of the island chain felt the first shock at nearly noon local time, followed by four aftershocks ranging from... More »

Big Aftershocks Still Rattling Alaskan Island

They follow yesterday's 7.0 quake near Adak

(Newser) - Several aftershocks rattled a remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the hours after a major 7.0 temblor struck with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. At least three dozen aftershocks, including one reaching magnitude 6.1 in strength, struck after the major... More »

First Americans Arrived Via Land Bridge in 3 Waves

But those waves may have intermingled

(Newser) - The Americas weren't initially populated in one sweeping migration across the land bridge from Siberia, but in three distinct waves, according to a new DNA study. By comparing genetic markers on 52 modern day Native American populations and 17 Siberian ones, they've concluded that while the Americas were... More »

7.1 Quake Strikes Off Alaska

Tsunami warning issued for parts of Aleutian Islands

(Newser) - A tsunami warning is in effect this morning following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake off Alaska, in a remote part of the Aleutian Islands, NPR reports. The US Geological Survey says the quake's depth was 22.1 miles. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center put a warning into... More »

7.2 Quake Shakes Aleutians

Tsunami warning issued, canceled after Alaska quake

(Newser) - A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands late Thursday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. A tsunami warning issued for some coastal areas of Alaska was canceled around an hour later. In the town of Dutch Harbor, hundreds of people climbed a... More »

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