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Scientists Study Earthquake Intricacies

By | November 8, 2012

Ten years ago this week, the Denali Fault earthquake shook Interior Alaska. On November 3, 2002 the 7.9 magnitude quake caused extensive damage to infrastructure along the fault line, including bridges, roads and even an airport. Scientists and engineers have spent the last decade studying the intricacies of the earthquake, hoping to learn how to prevent damages from future earthquakes.

Peter Haeussler, a geologist with USGS in Anchorage is one of those scientists.  He says the Denali earthquake was a strike-slip earthquake.

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