Record Details Catalog Search The June 21, 1967 earthquake series at Fairbanks, Alaska: aftershock locations, depths and magnitudes (University of Alaska. 50 years later the National Weather Service partnered with other agencies to create and install interpretive displays and high water marks throughout the city in commemoration of the 50 th anniversary of this major event. During the following months, many thousands of aftershocks were recorded in order to outline the aftershock zone and to resolve the focal mechanism and its relation to the regional tectonic system. The population of Alaska is 739,000. 1968. Print. 50 years later the National Weather Service partnered with other agencies to create and install interpretive displays and high water marks throughout the city in commemoration of the 50 th anniversary of this major event. This content is PDF only. Earthquake. 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Festival Fairbanks is hosting a High Water Party 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in Golden Heart Plaza to commemorate the Aug. 14, 1967, flood. FYI. The Fairbanks, Alaska earthquakes of June 21, 1967. 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Stomp: Exhibition Seismometer 20. 1977. With a magnitude of 9.2, this is the largest recorded earthquake in the United States. of Docs., U.S. Govt. 1966: Alaska Federation of Natives organized. Fairbanks (Lower Tanana: Tanan) is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.. Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska. Questions? UA is committed to providing accessible websites. The Virtual Museum will remain available for exploring from home. Full Record 1967: Fairbanks Earthquake 15. Larry Gedney, Eduard Berg; The Fairbanks earthquakes of June 21, 1967; aftershock distribution, focal mechanisms, and crustal parameters. Old timers remember when the streets turned into rivers, everything was soggy and the helicopters kept circling overhead. Read more and view maps about this historic flood and the Chena River Lakes Flood Control project on this Story Map website. Title: STRUCTURAL EFFECTS OF THE FAIRBANKS, ALASKA EARTHQUAKE OF JUNE 21, 1967. 1967 Higher than normal rainfall in July 1967 inundated the region. THE JUNE 21, 1967 FAIRBANKS, ALASKA EARTHQUAKES AND AFTERSHOCKS Berg, E., Gedney, L., Kubota, S., Hanson, K., and Kienle, J., 1967, The June 21, 1967 Fairbanks, Alaska earthquakes and aftershocks: University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute Report UAG-R 0193, p. 1-59. This sequence contains excerpts from AAF-196 from the Jane Williams - Fairbanks 1967 Flood Films collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska … The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is completed. I lived in Fairbanks and Eielson AFB from 1965 - 1968. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Fairbanks, AK was a 5.5 Magnitude in 1967. National Weather Service Please check your email address / username and password and try again. Great Alaska Earthquake Story by: Mike Your story is the first one I've read recounting the 1964 earthquake in Fairbanks. Wildlife. farthest reported liquefaction effects for three earthquakes in central interior Alaska: (6) 50 km southeast of Fairbanks, 1937, (7) 70 km southwest of Fairbanks, 1947, and (8) 15 km east of Fairbanks, 1967. 2020-12-08 00:17:22 UTC 1.6 magnitude, 0 km depth Fairbanks, Alaska, United States 1.6 magnitude earthquake 2020-12-08 00:17:22 UTC at 00:17 December 08, 2020 UTC A tanker called the Exxon Valdez runs aground. The Fairbanks Seismic Zone was the site of three M5-6 earthquakes in 1967. thrusting event occurred in 1947 at the front edge of the northern foothills of the Alaska range and south of the Salcha Seismic Zone. The Flood Of 1967 In Alaska Will Never Be Forgotten. Other information. Print. No historical earthquake events found in or near Fairbanks, AK. Over the next 24 hours, more than 2,000 smaller aftershocks occurred. Fairbanks suffers a flood. Learn more about UA's notice of nondiscrimination. The impacts of more than twenty plus of NIKE HERCULES air defense in Alaska are significant. Subjects. A total of 65 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fairbanks, AK. A history of Alaska. Bystanders quickly attached colored ribbon to a large pane of glass that fell out of the Mode-O-Day Shop on 2nd Avenue. Foci were found to occupy a relatively small volume in the shape of an ablate cylinder tilted about 30° from the vertical. ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Alaska-Pacific RFC Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center 6930 Sand Lake Road Anchorage, AK 99502 907-266-5160 Comments? 2002: Denali Earthquake 17. General note: Preliminary seismological report, by James N. Jordan, Gerald J. Dunphy, and Samuel T. Harding. Fairbanks Flood of 1967. 2020-12-08 00:17:22 UTC 1.6 magnitude, 0 km depth Fairbanks, Alaska, United States 1.6 magnitude earthquake 2020-12-08 00:17:22 UTC at 00:17 December 08, 2020 UTC The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake, occurred at 5:36 PM AKST on Good Friday, March 27. High water party marks historic flood. This event along with current seismic activity is indicative This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Flood of 1967, a catastrophic event in the Interior of Alaska, most affecting the town of Fairbanks in the Tanana Valley. For questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Support Center. Questions? Fairbanks, AK has a very high earthquake risk, with a total of 4,310 earthquakes since 1931. The fault surface appears to be curved—dipping from near vertical close to the surface to less steep northeast dips at greater depths. The Fairbanks, Alaska earthquakes of June 21, 1967 For sale by the Supt. Fairbanks (Alaska) — History. During the following months, many thousands of aftershocks were recorded in order to outline the aftershock zone and to resolve the focal mechanism and its … Abstract A series of moderately severe earthquakes occurred in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, on the morning of June 21, 1967. A series of moderately severe earthquakes occurred in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, on the morning of June 21, 1967. The University of Alaska is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - June 21, 1967, Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks Daily Newt-Miner, Wednesday, June 21, ONLY BROKEN GLASS Most of the minor damage was broken glass in the downtown and outlying areas. Author/creator: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey: Format: Book and Print: ... Earthquakes--Alaska--Fairbanks. In the course of the investigation, it was found that the Jeffreys and Bullen velocity of 5.56 km/sec for the P wave in the upper crustal layer is very near the true value for this arec, and that the use of 1.69 for the Vp/Vs ratio gives good results in most cases. The Flood Of 1967 In Alaska Will Never Be Forgotten. Please click on the PDF icon to access. The center of the zone lay about 12 kilometers southeast of Fairbanks. Preliminary seismological report, by James N. … A history of Anchorage. Significant earthquakes have occurred in Interior Alaska about every ten years. Thanks for the pictures! Geophysical Institute University of Alaska. APRFC Quantitative Precip Estimate and Forecast, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A M7.2 thrusting event occurred in 1947 at the front edge of the northern foothills of the Alaska … doi: A series of moderately severe earthquakes occurred in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, on the morning of June 21, 1967. 1964: The Great Alaska Earthquake 14. Alaska is struck by an earthquake. The Fairbanks Northstar Borough developed a walking map brochure shown below and available in a pdf format. In the summer of 1967, heavy rains in Fairbanks caused one of the worst disasters in the history of Alaska. The Fairbanks, Alaska earthquakes of June 21, 1967. In 1967, the entire city was flooded. St. Amand A magnitude 5.9 earthquake with an epicenter about 12 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska, hit on June 21, 1967. The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake, occurred at 5:36 PM AKST on Good Friday, March 27. The disastrous earthquake in Guatemala reminds us that Fairbanks, too, is in a seismically active area. Search for other works by this author on: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1969) 59 (1): 73–100. Plate Tectonics Oil is discovered on Prudhoe Bay. Funding for this project was provided, in part, through the NOAA Preserve America Initiative. The USGS database shows that there is a 83.06% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Fairbanks, AK within the next 50 years. The Fairbanks, Alaska, Earthquakes of June 21, 1967 [Jordan, James N.; Dumphy Gerald J.; And Harding, Samuel T. ( Preliminary Seismol] on Amazon.com. Summary not available for this title. ... the lack of looting in the city center during the 1967 Fairbanks flood. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Flood of 1967, a catastrophic event in the Interior of Alaska, most affecting the town of Fairbanks in the Tanana Valley. It was preceded by a magnitude 5.6 foreshock, followed by a magnitude 5.5 aftershock. Earthquakes in the News 19. Being in a grocery store (love Piggly Wiggly) had to be scary because of things like the swaying overhead lights that you mentioned and items falling from the shelves. Abstract A series of moderately severe earthquakes occurred in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, on the morning of June 21, 1967. No fault is visible at the surface in this area. You do not currently have access to this article. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner pages from 1967-1968, about earthquakes in Interior Alaska Please visit the Hours and Admissions page for important COVID-19 guidelines for UAMN visitors. 2018. The Fairbanks batteries were deactivated and closed in 1971. A timeline of the USA. of Docs., U.S. Govt. osti.gov technical report: structural effects of the fairbanks, alaska earthquake of june 21, 1967. Learn more about UA's notice of web accessibility. The Fairbanks batteries were deactivated and closed in 1971. FAIRBANKS — Fifty years ago this week, Fairbanks experienced the flood of a lifetime. Thank you for sharing your 1964 Alaska earthquake story. The impacts of more than twenty plus of NIKE HERCULES air defense in Alaska are significant. * The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010. You are being forwarded to the Fairbanks Flood of 1967 ESRI Story map or click this link. Relatively large earthquakes occurred in 1937, 1948, 1958 and 1967. Posted in Alaska March 14, 2019 by Megan McDonald In 1967, A Massive Flood Swept Through Alaska That No One Can Ever Forget Just over fifty years ago, Fairbanks, Alaska experienced one of the largest natural disasters the state of Alaska has ever seen. No fault is visible at the surface in this area. More information about this title. Science. 50 years later the National Weather Service partnered with other agencies to create and install interpretive displays and high water marks throughout the city in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of this major event. The June 21, 1967 Earthquake Series at Fairbanks, Alaska: Aftershock Locations, Depths and Magnitudes by Eduard PerR, Larrv Gedney, Susumu Kubota, Ken Hanson and Jurten Kienle Scientific Report July 1967 Supported by AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Grant 701-66 Principal Investigator Report approved by: Eduard Berg Keith B. Mather Director Old timers remember when the streets turned into rivers, everything was soggy and the helicopters kept circling overhead. Ground Motion 18. Off [Washington 1968 Off [Washington 1968 Australian/Harvard Citation Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 131 deaths.. Earthquakes — Alaska — Fairbanks. 1967. This edition published in 1968 by For sale by the Supt. In addition to the millions of dollars spent in the local communities, the sites provided assistance during the 1964 earthquake in Anchorage and the 1967 flood in Fairbanks. You could not be signed in. Fairbanks (Alaska)--History. The proposed faulting mechanism involves nearly equal components of right-lateral strike slip, and normal faulting with northeast side downthrown on a system of sub-parallel faults striking N40°W. In addition to the millions of dollars spent in the local communities, the sites provided assistance during the 1964 earthquake in Anchorage and the 1967 flood in Fairbanks. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America ; 59 (1): 73–100. The USGS database shows that there is a 83.06% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Fairbanks, AK within the next 50 years. NWS The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Fairbanks, AK was a 5.5 Magnitude in 1967. Summary Contents. This site is maintained by OIT. In the summer of 1967, heavy rains in Fairbanks caused one of the worst disasters in the history of Alaska. Rural Alaska. 2014: Minto Earthquake 21. Interior Secretary Stewart Udall imposes a "land freeze" to protect Native use and occupancy of Alaska lands. 1989. 1995: Minto Earthquake 16. All NOAA. The first shock had a magnitude of 5.6, the second registered A.3, the third snä largest was 6.0 and the last one was magnitude 5.3. “Home care of the tuberculous in Alaska” by Frances Paul and William Paul, Jr. undated: 8/66 “Know your state: Alaska” undated: 8/67 “Leadership” 1979 November: 8/68-70 “Nursing Science” 1963-1965: 8/71 “Operation Helping Hand”—U.S. No fault is visible at the surface in this area. General Information On June 21, 1967 four earthquakes occurred in the immediate vicinity of Fairbanks between 1804 and 1825 GMT. Please Contact Us. Focal depths ranged from near-surface to 25 kilometers, although most were in the range 9-16 km. During the following months, many thousands of aftershocks were recorded in order to outline the aftershock zone and to resolve the focal mechanism and its relation to the regional tectonic system. During the following months, many thousands of aftershocks were recorded in order to outline the aftershock zone and to resolve the focal mechanism and its relation to the regional tectonic system. In the summer of 1967, heavy rains in Fairbanks caused one of the worst disasters in the history of Alaska. No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Fairbanks, AK. This project was made possible thanks to the following agencies: US Geologic Survey, US Army Corps of Engineers, City of Fairbanks, Fairbanks Northstar Borough, Festival Fairbanks and Alaska State Parks. 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