Alaska: More than 40,000 earthquakes detected in 2014

The Earthquake Information Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks logged more earthquakes in 2014 than in past years, a lot more.

Around 40,000 were detected in Alaska and its neighbouring regions like western Yukon.

That’s an  increase of about 10,000 from the average of the years before it.

Michael West is the state seismologist at the center.

He says part of the reason they counted more last year was because of better technology.

To listen to Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage in conversation with Michael West, click HERE

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Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media

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