Even by Alaska standards, there has been a lot of seismic activity recently. Alaska is located in the Ring of Fire, so it’s not unusual for there to be frequent earthquakes and volcanoes kicking up occasionally, but starting in April, there has been some unusual seismic activity in the Brooks Range. An area near Noatak has, since April, seen a spike in earthquakes after a 30-year quiet period.
- Noatak Earthquake Map (PDF)
- Noatak Earthquake Timeline (PDF)
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Michael West, State seismologist and director of the Alaska Earthquake Center
- John Power, scientist in charge of the Alaska Volcano Observatory
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