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Alaska Volcano Sparks Red Alert

Bogoslof volcano erupts in the Aleutians, spewing ash 35K feet in the air

(Newser) - Alaska issued a code red aviation alert on Sunday after a "significant explosive eruption" at its Bogoslof volcano, reports UPI , which sent an ash plume at least 35,000 feet in the air on a key flight path between North America and Asia. "We actually went to color... More »

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, Weather.com 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 »

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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