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May 25, 2017
Alaska poses unique challenges for crews installing 260 seismic stations
The array of seismometers will help the government map the Earth's upper crust beneath North America.
By DAN JOLING
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology via AP
This seismic station at Anaktuvak Pass in Alaska sends out earthquake information in real time. A seismometer rests at the bottom of a borehole and a fiberglass hut protects it and other equipment.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America's shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before.
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