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Channel 2 NewsA remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash clouds. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said Thursday a continuous cloud of ash, steam and gas from Pavlof Volcano has been seen 20,000 feet above sea level. The cloud was moving to the...
Channel 2 NewsSome volcanoes here in Alaska have been rumbling lately, but federal budget cuts may mean less real-time monitoring of those eruptions. Since 2008, the Alaska Volcano Observatory’s budget has been cut nearly in half, from 8-million dollars to just...
STORY UPDATED AT 8:25 p.m. at 5/4/13: Scientists say Alaska's Cleveland Volcano is undergoing a continuous low-level eruption. The activity began with an explosion early Saturday morning, followed by two other explosions hours later. ...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Coast Guard recently helped placed seismic sensors along a fault near Craig in southeast Alaska. Crew from the cutter Maple worked with U.S. Geological Survey scientists to deploy 12 seismic sensors along a 28-mile section of the Queen...
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A strong earthquake has shaken southeastern Alaska, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.0 quake struck about 1 a.m. Thursday and was centered in...
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This morning, (Sunday) Shell Oil has begun conducting an historic operation in the Chukchi Sea. For the first time in more than 2 decades, the company has started drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean -- 70 miles off the coast of Northwestern Alaska. It...
Channel 2 NewsAfter 6 years of planning, and $4.5 billion in expenditures, the Shell Drilling Rig "Noble Discoverer" is tonight (Sunday) just 10 miles from its goal. After an 8-day-journey from Dutch Harbor, the vessel now sits in the Chukchi Sea -- and is preparing...
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are believed to contain more recoverable oil than Alaska's Prudhoe Bay - and Prudhoe Bay, you'll recall, is the greatest oil find in North American history. So it was no small news today (Thursday) when -- for the first...
Channel 2 NewsJack Townshend, a well-known figure in Fairbanks known for his positive philosophy of life, has died. Townshend died Monday from cancer at his home. He was 85. Townshend was born in Brandywine, Md., the 11th of 12 children. His father was a...
Channel 2 NewsGale force winds have now died down in Unalaska, and a preliminary examination of the hull of the drilling vessel "Noble Discoverer" has turned up no sign of damage. Just yesterday (Saturday), the 14-thousand ton RIG drifted dangerously close to shore in...
Governor Sean Parnell (R-Alaska) is saying tonight that even though he has the power to call a second Special Session, it's unlikely that he'll do so. Parnell spoke with KTUU-TV Friday, one week after the special session came to an abrupt end. On...
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