Seismic monitoring and earthquake energy

Scientists have been waiting for a decade for a large earthquake in Southcentral to test an array of seismic sensors in Anchorage. What did seismologists learn from the 7.1 temblor that struck Cook Inlet, rattling the Kenai and Alaska’s largest city and how might that inform building codes in the future?

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HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Michael West, state seismologist, Geophysical Institute
  • John Thornley, structural engineer
  • Dr. John Aho, structural engineer
  • Jeremy Zidek, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
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(Via Alaska Earthquake Center)
(Via Alaska Earthquake Center)

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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