Rupture in south-central Alaska
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Rupture in south-central Alaska the Denali Fault Earthquake of 2002 by Gary S. Fuis

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA .
Written in English


  • Earthquakes -- Alaska

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Other titlesRupture in south central Alaska., Denali Fault Earthquake of 2002., Reducing earthquake losses throughout the United States.
Statement[compiled by Gary S. Fuis and Lisa A. Wald ; cooperating organizations Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys ... et al.].
SeriesUSGS fact sheet -- 014-03., Fact sheet (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- FS-03-14.
ContributionsWald, Lisa A., Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys., Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Pagination1 sheet ([4] p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17621159M

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On Novem , at a.m. AKST ( UTC), a magnitude earthquake hit South Central Alaska. The earthquake's epicenter was near Point Mackenzie, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Anchorage, and occurred at a depth of 29 miles (47 km).It was followed six minutes later by a magnitude aftershock centered miles ( km) north-northwest of the affected: Alaska. The magnitude Great Alaska Earthquake that struck south-central Alaska at p.m. on Friday, Ma , is the largest recorded earthquake in U.S. history and the second-largest earthquake recorded with modern instruments. The earthquake was felt throughout most of mainland Alaska, as far west as Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and Rupture of the Susitna Glacier fault generated scarps on ice of the Susitna and West Fork glaciers and on tundra and surficial deposits along the southern front of the central Alaska Range. Based.

These waves generate a secondary slip pulse trailing the rupture front, but manifest almost entirely in ground motion perpendicular to the fault in the near-source region. We construct a spontaneously propagating rupture model exhibiting these features and use it to explain ground motions recorded during the Denali fault earthquake at pump Cited by: The Online Books Page. Browsing subject area: Earthquakes -- Alaska (Earthquakes -- Alaska. South-central Alaska consists of a collage of Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonostratigraphic terranes and overlap assemblages. Following accretion to the continent, these terranes were transported northward along its margin along strike-slip faults such as the ancestral Denali fault that formed by . The 3 November Denali fault, Alaska, earthquake resulted in km of surface rupture on the Susitna Glacier, Denali, and Totschunda faults. The rupture proceeded from west to east and began with a km-long break on the previously unknown Susitna Glacier thrust fault. Slip on this thrust averaged about 4 m (Crone et al., ). Next came.

USGS published the results of investigations of the Alaska earthquake of Ma in a series of six Professional Papers. Professional Paper is an introduction to the story of a great earthquake—its geologic setting and effects, the field investigations, and the public and private reconstruction efforts.; Professional Paper describes the effects of the earthquake on Alaskan. The magnitude earthquake that occurred in south-central Alaska on November 3, ruptured a km long segment of the Denali Fault. The epicenter was located about 88 km west of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and the rupture propagated to the east across the pipeline right-of-way. Unfortunately the violence of the earthquake left south-central Alaska without a tide gage in operation. The only reliable record from the generating area is the one that was obtained by personnel of the U. S. Navy Fleet Weather Station at Kodiak: it is shown in adjacent Figure McGraw-Hill Book Co., I Inc., New York. P. Menard H. W. The devastating Alaskan M earthquake of , a timeline essay created by Zoe Jacobson. The Great Alaskan earthquake was tragic to all surrounding, as well as along the west coast of North America. After the major quake NOAA developed an Alaska Warning Centre now known as the National Tsunami Warning Centre, in which tsunami notifications are delivered to areas that may be impacted (Judd.