Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alaskan Seismic Hazard


It's looks like Alaska has more to fear than the Palins! They have released the latest hazard maps, mainly focusing on land slip. All the big damage during the 1964 earthquake was with landslides, and earth movement. I did a study on this when I was looking at rock vs. soil for seismic effects. In Alaska, there were buildings on rock that weren't even touched!

So, if you are in one of those red zones, be ready for a ride!

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