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Tsunami warning canceled hours after strong earthquake hit off Alaska

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Aleutian Islands area off the Alaskan peninsula late Tuesday night, prompting a tsunami warning for cities and towns within 200 miles of the epicenter. Police in Kodiak urged residents to rush to higher ground ahead of the tsunami's possible arrival. Aftershocks were being felt.

Alaska man rescued weeks after remote cabin burned down

Alaska State Troopers have rescued a man who survived in a makeshift shelter after his remote cabin burned last month.

Bah humbug! North Pole lacks enough ice for sculptures

Blame the Grinch or Mother Nature, but the annual Christmas in Ice sculpture park won’t open this year in North Pole, Alaska, because of a lack of ice.

Alaska quake damage could have been much worse, experts say

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska's largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings.

Quake aftershocks rattle Alaska, fray nerves

Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

NASA’s earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in backcountry locations of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Man ‘smearing feces’ redirects flight to Alaska

There were sure to be some unhappy travelers Thursday night when a United Airlines flight had to be diverted to Anchorage due to the actions of a passenger on board. 

Small earthquake hits island in Alaska’s Aleutian chain

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has hit an island in Alaska's Aleutians chain.

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