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The Alaskan Earthquakes- A Demon Increasing Death Tolls

Alaska is a state located at the farthest northwest end of the United States. It is surrounded by Arctic Ocean on the north and Pacific Ocean on the southwest side. It lies on top of the Pacific and the North American tectonic plates, that make the region highly prone to earthquakes. Ever since ancient times, there have been many earthquakes in Alaska that have shaken the territory and caused a lot of harm. On an average, Alaska has ten thousand earthquakes a year many of which are high intensity. The last one that shook Alaska badly took place in 2016. Some of the major earthquakes that have happened here are as follows: 1906 Aleutian Islands In the year 1906, an 8.35 Mw earthquake shook Alaska. It occurred in the Aleutian Islands on August 17. Thankfully, there wasn’t much loss suffered because these islands are situated in a remote part of the state. But this is one of the first...