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Tectonic Features of World with Subduction Zones Highlighted
November 30, 2016

Tectonic Features of World with Subduction Zones Highlighted

Tectonic Features of World with Subduction Zones Highlighted. (modified from This Dynamic Planet)

Attribution: Natural Hazards
photo of dead trees along a coastline with water and background mountains
December 31, 2016

Drowned Forest in Girdwood, AK from 1964 Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami

Shaking during the 1964 Alaska earthquake was felt as far away as Seattle, Washington, and its tsunamis caused 129 fatalities and about $2.3 billion in property losses (2013 dollars). This massive shift of the Pacific Plate also caused widespread, permanent land-level changes, which are still visible at Girdwood, Alaska, where the land dropped almost 2 meters (6.6 feet);

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