Quake yes, tsunami no
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There is NO tsunami advisory in the wake of the small earthquake which shook Sitka this afternoon.
The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reports thatk an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 struck about 45 miles southwest of Sitka at 12:45 PM (11-05-11). The epicenter was twelve miles below the surface.
Many people in Sitka felt the quake. Al Stevens, at the Sitka Firehall, called the Palmer center right away. Protesters participating in Occupy Sitka who had gathered on the corner of Lincoln and Katlian streets did not notice the temblor at all.
A Sitka-based seafood processor has cleared the first hurdle toward a major expansion -- in its hometown. The board of Sitka’s Gary Paxton Industrial Park on Wednesday (12-17-14) approved the sale of a significant portion of park waterfront to Silver Bay Seafoods. Plans for a joint venture in a marine services center remain on hold for the time being. more
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real
Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School.
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