Earthquakes and tsunamis

Alaskans know about the 7.9 earthquake that shook the state Jan. 23, but just how did the scientists figure out the exact location of the quake — as they do for tremors around the world. What is the process for sharing that information? And, should major disaster strike, how could the federal government step in to help Alaskans recover?

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HOST: Larry Persily

GUESTS:

  • Kenneth Macpherson – U.S. Tsunami Warning Center (Palmer)

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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