NEWSWORTHY

World Jan 14, 2019

Some shaking continues after moderate Alaska earthquake

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents through the Anchorage area and beyond. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries after Sunday morning's earthquake. It was an aftershock of the magnitude 7.0 Anchorage earthquake that struck on Nov. 30. The Alaska Earthquake Center says ...

Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

World Dec 1, 2018

Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. No tsunami arrived and there were ...

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts — with new quotas

World Sep 13, 2018

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts — with new quotas

The International Whaling Commission on Wednesday cast a rare strong vote in favor of whale hunting but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic. The vote confirmed a long-standing commitment to so-called aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW) for nutritional and ...

Tsunami warning canceled after Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake

World Jan 23, 2018

Tsunami warning canceled after Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake

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. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few tense hours after waves failed to show up in coastal ...