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.
Sitka’s industrial park has attracted the interest of a couple of potential buyers -- who may be interested in offering to purchase outright all remaining property at the site. The Gary Paxton Industrial Park board of directors was hoping to see a pair of proposals Thursday afternoon (8-28-14) at its regular monthly meeting, but park director Garry White said the busy fishing season had caused a delay. more
A Sitka man is recovering after the bus he was driving rolled into a ditch on Halibut Point Road Thursday afternoon (8-28-14). Tom Conley was driving the Southeast Senior Services’ Care-A-Van outbound along the 3300 block of HPR when he swerved to avoid construction personnel and put the van in the ditch just past Sollar’s Trailer Court at about 12:30 PM. There were no passengers in the van at the time. more