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Old 09-29-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Dillon, MT
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I just read a bunch about the Good Friday 1964 quake and the damage it did. The tsunami wiped out entire towns (Valdez and a bunch of native villages). Then there was the Denali Quake in 2002. These are the big guns. Do any of you AK residents worry about living on these big faults?
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Most of the time I don't even think about the possibility. However, when I first moved here from the midwest I was quite surprised when an earthquake happened. I'd never felt anything like it before and it kind of freaked me out for awhile afterwards, especially coupled with the tsunami warnings. Natural disasters happen everywhere though. In the midwest I'd be hiding from tornados all summer, so it's a trade-off.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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You listed two major earthquakes in the last 50 years. My aunt & uncle live in southern Missouri and are under tornado watch a dozen times a year. So, no. I'm not too worried. Can it happen? Sure. So can getting hit by a bus in New York. Or attacked by shark while surfing in Hawaii.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Dillon, MT
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I guess no worries, eh? I think it's going to worry me some once I get up there, enough that I won't live along the coast at least.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks
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Yes, the same way one worries about tornados in Nebraska, or Hurricanes in Florida!
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Bangladesh
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Yeah worry about earthquake. Because it comes rapidly and destroy more.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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I don't worry about earthquakes; I just worry about bears attacking kayaks and that kind of stuff.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU5c...ature=youtu.be
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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AEIC -- Alaska Earthquake Information Center

Copy and Paste this link onto your desktop and then click on "Recent Earthquakes" and you can see where there are almost constant earthquakes along the fault lines. In my couple of years in Alaska I never felt one of the big ones but there were many of the small ones. If it worries you choose one of the lesser active zones and you might not feel much.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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I really worry about earthquakes, it happens suddenly, no one knows. The consequences of earthquake are damaged to people and assets. We dont know how to prevent from them! Japan is a country always face to earthquakes, after every earthquake happening, they try to build up again all. Admire Japanese, admire their independence.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I like earthquakes. I do not worry about them.
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