Earthquake

The Homer Spit is evacuated during the July 28 tsunami warning at about 10:50 p.m. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Lessons learned from surviving country’s largest earthquakes

Memories resurface of ‘64 earthquake for woman who survived it.

 

A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)

National Weather Service downgrades warning to ‘advisory’

Update: As of 2:45 pm. the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has issued an all-clear notice for Homer and the Kenai Peninsula. The… Continue reading

 

Homer feels Tuesday’s quake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that occurred Tuesday around 6:30 p.m had its epicenter on the west side of Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park,… Continue reading

 

Left, big tides flooded the Salty Dawg on the Spit after the quake.-Photo provided, Pratt Museum

50 years ago Quake rattles Homer

Fifty years ago today Alaska was slammed with a 9.2 earthquake. It occurred at 5:36 p.m. and its epicenter was about 90 kilometers west of… Continue reading

Left, big tides flooded the Salty Dawg on the Spit after the quake.-Photo provided, Pratt Museum

50 years ago, Homer saw opportunities following disaster

From the Homer News  April 1, 1964 Homer and the entire state of Alaska have suffered a disaster the magnitude of which has seldom been… Continue reading

Pat Johnson displays emergency items he keeps close at hand. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Alaskans get ready for the next big one

With today marking the 50th anniversary of what has become known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, Alaskans are even more mindful of what it takes… Continue reading

Pat Johnson displays emergency items he keeps close at hand. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Earthquake rocks southern peninsula

A 4.5 earthquake got the attention of late-nighters on the southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. As reported by the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center,… Continue reading

Test your readiness with shakeout drill

Disaster experts say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” another big earthquake like the one of Good Friday 1964 will shake Alaska. That… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Officials to test Alaska Tsunami Warning System

As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, local, state and federal agencies will conduct a test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday,… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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