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Pacific Plate Is Being “Pulled Apart” After Alaska Earthquake, Says Seismologist

University of Southampton Seismologist Stephen Hicks described the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck earlier near Anchorage, Alaska as having a “slightly strange faulting mechanism.” Slightly strange faulting mechanism for the #Alaska #earthquake. Normal (extensional) slip on N-S fault plane. Red lines show depth to subducted Pacific plate. Shows that the…

VIDEO: Student Uses Chair For Protection While 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Anchorage, Alaska

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit about eight miles north of Anchorage, Alaska on Friday. The quake prompted local authorities to declare a tsunami warning, which was later canceled. Some videos posted on social media show cracked roads, grocery store items being knocked off shelves and building fires, but one in…