Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrow

At her kitchen table in Minto, Alaska, 89-year-old Sarah Silas remembers a 1947 earthquake.

Photo by Ned Rozell.

MINTO — Sarah Silas, 89, smiled as she remembered an earthquake that shook her village more than 60 years ago. The floor of her cabin swayed so that her young son staggered away from her.

"My three-year old boy was laughing," she said inside her log cabin, its front door open to warm air on a golden day. "The ground was moving so much I couldn't even reach my little son."

Governor Parnell signs bill to extend seismic safety commission

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2014-06-20
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Parnell signs seismic bill extension
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On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Governor Parnell signed a bill to extend the term of the Alaska Seismic Hazard Safety Commission six more years.

Earthquakes are nothing new to Alaskans, but few people understand the significance of strategic earthquake planning. On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Governor Parnell signed a bill to extend the term of the Alaska Seismic Hazard Safety Commission until June 30, 2020. 

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UAF is happy.

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2014-05-16
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We're happy at UAF
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Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.

UAF joins the song sensation by Pharrel Williams. #NanookNation #UAF #UAFGI

 

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Alaska Science Forum: Minto Flats is home to hidden faults

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2014-05-08
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Minto Flats: Home to hidden faults
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Scientists interested in this mysterious seismic zone

Seismologists on the Tanana River in 2013, photo by Mike WestBy nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)

 

Just over the hill from Fairbanks is a broad, swampy lowland pocked with lakes and sliced by crooked brown streams. You could hide Anchorage in Minto Flats, home to more moose, beavers and northern pike than people.

 

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Alaska Science Forum: Three weeks in the saddle way up north

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2014-05-01
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On a snowmachine trip for 800-plus miles
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GI Science Writer Ned Rozell recounts recent trek

Toolik Field Station photo by N. RozellTOOLIK FIELD STATION -- After 800-plus miles by snowmachine and three weeks of working in the same clothes, it's time to pack our duffel bags, stuff them into a barrel and set them on fire.

 

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Arctic Region Supercomputing Center Symposium on May, 9, 2014: What could you do with a supercomputer?

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2014-05-01
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ARSC Symposium on May 9
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What could you do with a supercomputer?

ARSC's high performance supercomputing system, FishWhen science questions are complex and large-scale, it requires a supercomputer to crunch the copious amounts of data. Discover how you and your department might take advantage of Arctic Region Supercomputing Center capabilities on Friday, May 9 in a special symposium in the Elvey Globe Room, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

 

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Alaska Science Forum: Riding the bumps of the far northern trail

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2014-04-17
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Bumps of the far northern trail
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GI writer traverses the North Slope

Ben Jones of the USGSBy nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)

 

WEST OF NUIQSUT -- A sick snowmachine awaits rescue here on the snow-covered ice of this boot-shaped lake. After an 85-mile journey from our last stop at Umiat, one of the Ski Doo Skandics sputtered to a crawl a few miles from our intended campsite here.

 

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Alaska Science Forum: Summer comes early in the far north

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2014-04-10
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Toolik Field Station
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First stop on 800-mile snowmachine traverse across far north

sun dog at Toolik Field Station by N. RozellBy nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)

 

TOOLIK FIELD STATION -- Despite a wind that makes today's minus 14 degrees Fahrenheit feel like minus 39, a worker at this research camp in blue-white hills north of the Brooks Range has proclaimed this the first day of summer.

 

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Alaska Science Forum: A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

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2014-04-03
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The importance of permafrost-thaw lakes
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Northern Alaska is pocked with thousands of these lakes

Photo by Ned RozellBy nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)

 

Cold water the color of iced tea wets the boots of Chris Arp as he yanks a power auger from the hole he just drilled in this quiet lake, a few miles from his office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

 

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Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is now part of the Geophysical Institute

Release Date: 2014-04-01

ARSC photo of Fish, 2014The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is now a part of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.



 

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