400 New Topo Maps for Alaska
September 4, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
"More than 400 new topographic maps are now available for the state of Alaska. The new maps are part of the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Mapping Initiative, to update foundational data for the state and to replace the existing maps that are about 50 years old." Quoted from the USGS Newsroom.
Potential Tsunami Impact on Southern California from an Alaska Earthquake
September 8, 2013 | USGS
"The Science Application for Risk Reduction tsunami scenario depicts a hypothetical but plausible tsunami created by an earthquake offshore from the Alaska Peninsula and its impacts on the California coast. " Quoted from the USGS Newsroom.
Rare Earth Elements in Alaska
June 7, 2013 | USGS
"A unique deposit of heavy rare earth elements at Alaska's Bokan Mountain could help scientists understand how rare earth element deposits form. [...] Currently, very little is known about the geologic setting in which REE deposits form. Understanding these geologic settings and how they come to be is a crucial step to being able to determine where mineable concentrations of REE might be found." Quoted from the USGS press release.