Earthquake


Rare 5.1 Quake in North Carolina Spares Street Project Near Epicenter

The mayor of Sparta, N.C., issued a state of emergency Aug. 9, hours after a rare magnitude 5.1 earthquake, with its epicenter just outside his town, was felt across North Carolina and neighboring states, and from Georgia to Ohio....


Crews Inspect Bridges, Flood Damage After Earthquake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake on March 18 near Salt Lake City temporarily shut down a major air traffic hub, damaged a spire atop a temple and frightened millions of people. There were no reports of injuries....


Retrofitting Evolves as Understanding of Seismic Activity Changes, Increases

Talk of retrofitting structures for earthquake safety is common in western states. In California, where earthquake drills in schools are mandatory and earthquakes fairly common, it's been a key point of survival for many decades....


Caltrans Not Shaken By July 6 Earthquake Damage

Caltrans wasted no time getting to work on a state road extensively damaged in the July 6 evening earthquake. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake in eastern California left three sections of SR 178 buckled and cracked....


Alaska DOT Jumps Into Action Hours After Earthquake

The first sign of trouble was the sound. Very loud. Like a low flying 747, recalled Shannon McCarthy, administration operations manager of the Alaska Department of Transportation. Then came the jolt and McCarthy knew this was no low flying plane....


Legislature OKs $25M in Federal Funds for DOT&PF

The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee approved $25 million in federal receipt authority for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) for repairs to earthquake damaged infrastructure....


Essential Travel Routes Restored to State Highways After Alaska Earthquake

With the restoration of the Glenn Highway northbound and southbound lanes early Dec. 5, essential travel routes have been restored so normal activities can start to resume. Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Commissioner John MacKinnon has been briefing Gov....


Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Causes Significant Infrastructure Damage in Alaska

On Nov. 30, at 8:29 a.m., an earthquake measuring 7.0 struck the state of Alaska between Palmer and Anchorage. The event triggered a tsunami warning for coastal areas near Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenai Peninsula, which was later cancelled....


Alaska Hit By Major Earthquake; State DOT&PF Assessing Infrastructure Damage

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Alaska on Nov. 30, centered about 7 mi. north of Anchorage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities immediately deployed crews to inspect roads and bridges following the quake, while also placing its Alaska Marine Highway System on alert due to Tsunami warnings issued by the National Weather Center; warnings which were subsequently cancelled by the NWS....


Study Looks at San Francisco Quake Vulnerability

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As two of the city's most vaunted buildings sink or crack, an earthquake study released Oct. 4, recommended re-inspecting dozens of high-rises and beefing up construction codes for the growing crop of skyscrapers in the booming city....






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