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Southeast Alaska residents show savvy after large earthquake

By NED ROZELL
February 08, 2013
http://www.gi.alaska.edu
(SitNews) - Around midnight on January 4, Kathleen Brandt felt an earthquake at her home in Sitka. As framed pictures trembled and then fell from the walls, she started counting.

“I got to 22 seconds before the shaking stopped,” Brandt said. The 45-year resident of this historic Southeast community told her earthquake story following a recent community presentation there by Natalia Ruppert. Ruppert is a seismologist with the Geophysical Institute’s Alaska Earthquake Information Center. Jim Baichtal of the U.S. Forest Service, who lives in Thorne Bay, invited Ruppert down to Southeast to speak to locals who wanted answers about the shaking.

Following two meetings in Craig and Sitka during which Ruppert answered... http://www.sitnews.us/0213News/020813/020813_ak_science.html

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