Strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska near Canada border

 

Alaska Canada July 17 6.0
July 2014ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Seismologists say a strong earthquake rattled a section of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 6.0 magnitude quake struck at 3:49 a.m. about 62 miles northwest of Yakutat. There are no immediate reports of damage. The quake was felt in Yakutat, as well as Whitehorse in the Yukon. Yakutat is a Gulf of Alaska community about 45 miles southwest of the Canada border. –Sacramento Bee
15,00o kept from homes by erupting Indonesian volcano: Molten lava flows increased in volume at Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano, along with discharges of ash clouds that fell over nearby farmland and villages. Ongoing volcanic activity over the past year has kept thousands of residents away from their homes.  Officials say that as many as 10,447 people, or 3,143 families, are housed in 23 evacuation shelters, while another 3,683 evacuees live in houses provided by the government’s disaster agency. A blast from Sinabung in February killed at least 16 people. Mount Sinabung surprised scientists in September 2010 by erupting suddenly for the first time in 400 years. Two weeks of eruptions at that time forced more than 30,000 people from their homes. –Earth Week
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