Alaska Sea Grant in the News


Web site offers earthquake preparedness information

Date: July 11, 2000
Contact: Doug Schneider, Information Officer
Alaska Sea Grant, (907) 474-7449,

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—Monday afternoon's 6.5 magnitude earthquake centered beneath Alaska's Kodiak Island is a reminder to all Alaskans to be prepared for earthquakes and other natural disasters.

The Alaska Sea Grant Program, together with the U.S. Geological Survey, has a Web site that offers valuable tips and information on earthquake preparedness. Sections deal with do's and don'ts during a quake, what supplies to have on hand and making a disaster plan, to what to do after an earthquake. Other sections include tips on making your home safer should a quake occur, and how to reassure children traumatized by earthquakes. The Web site also provides important information to help prepare for tsunamis, which sometimes occur in coastal areas following undersea earthquakes.

The earthquake Web site is located at:

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a marine research, education and outreach service headquartered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the state of Alaska and private industry.

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