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Alaska Earthquake Reaches 5.1 Near Fairbanks

Earthquakes in Alaska are giving locals a good shaking. This weekend, the biggest one reached a 5.1 magnitude, and even landed its own Associated Press report. The event happened Saturday night, 7:06 P.M. Alaska Daylight Time, 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks, and there was no damage. This earthquake wasn’t the only one to hit Alaska this weekend. The Alaska Earthquake …

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Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one of the pots set down from his boat, The Nome Nugget. McFarland stored the crab at the Norton Sound Seafood …

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Alaska Earthquake Of 7.9 Magnitude Prompts Tsunami Warning

On Monday, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. Reports say that the earthquake struck at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks – the first one with a 6.0 magnitude and the second one with a 5.8 magnitude, both occurring several minutes after the quake. Four hours after the main earthquake, another …

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Russian Bombers Spotted Near California Coast

On Monday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported visuals of Russian bomber planes off of the coasts of Alaska and California. The planes were first spotted at 4:30 pm PST. Four Russian Tu-95 Bear-H long-range bombers and a Il-76 refueling tanker entered the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the far-western Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The ADIZ is …

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Alaska State Troopers Die in Remote Shooting

Two Alaska State Troopers are dead following a shooting in a remote Alaskan village. According to an Alaska Dispatch report, Patrick Johnson and Gabriel “Gabe” Rich were killed on Wednesday in Tanana, Alaska. The officers, who both served the Fairbanks Rural Service Unit, were responding to reports from the village of a man threatening people with a gun. Rich was …

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Missing Person Group: Craigslist Killer May Be Lying

Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour may not be entirely truthful in her shocking recent confession to local police, says Seeking Alaska’s Missing, a local missing persons organization. Barbour’s claims that she belongs to a satanic cult and has killed so many people from Alaska to Texas that she “stopped counting at 22″ just don’t match with the numbers, says the organization. …

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Alaska Marijuana – It May Be Legal Soon!

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Alaska is in the hands of voters now. Supporters of the ballot in Alaska delivered a petition, with over 45,000 signatures on it, to Gov. Mead Treadwell Wednesday. If the Governor’s office can verify the validity of at least 30,169 signatures, the measure will show up on the ballot in August allowing …

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Sarah Palin Talks About the “War on Christmas”

Sarah Palin was invited to speak at Liberty University’s final convocation of the Fall 2013 semester on Wednesday. During the visit, she spoke out on what she perceives to be a “war on Christmas” while promoting her new book. The new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas hit bookstores in November. There were more than …

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Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific and began heading toward North America. While this debris was initially a solid mass, NOAA is right to indicate that …

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FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. “These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, …

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Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges

News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old. (image) Stumps and logs coming from the thawing glacier were first noticed 50 years ago, but the forest has begun to emerge only recently. Scientists …

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Mount McKinley Height Was Incorrect Until Now

Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain peak, has now been proven to be several feet shorter than was originally estimated. In 1952, an advanced form of calculating measurements known as “photogrammetry” calculated the Alaskan peak as having a high point of 20,320 feet; a 2010 calculation by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative in Alaska determined …

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