Alaska Earthquake Reference Model
The high-resolution KCC Alaska Earthquake Reference Model captures the risk of subduction and crustal earthquakes in one of the most seismically active regions of the world
Alaska Earthquake Snapshot
In 1964, the M9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake made history as the strongest seismic event in North America and the second-strongest event worldwide. The potential for large magnitude events comes from Alaska’s unique positioning at the northernmost intersection of the Pacific and North American Plates. This seismically active region has shallow crustal faulting, megathrust events, and deep interface subduction zones. The KCC Alaska Earthquake Reference Model comprehensively captures all of the complex tectonic interactions in the region in order to reliably represent seismic risk across Alaska.
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