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NEWS For the Capital City Weekly Remember that magnitude 7.5 earthquake that shook southern Southeast Alaska back in early January? Coastal travelers should be aware that invaluable data about the aftershocks of that strong tremor might be bobbing on the waves in waters off Prince of Wales Island's west coast. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are alerting citizens to keep a look out for missing ocean-bottom seismometers that may be afloat near shore or washed up on land.

USGS looking for missing seismometers

OBS engineer and crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, based out of Cordova, recover one of the seafloor instruments. The yellow and orange plastic encased sphere resembles other instruments that may be afloat offshore Southeast Alaska.
Photos By Emily Roland | Usgs
OBS engineer and crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, based out of Cordova, recover one of the seafloor instruments. The yellow and orange plastic encased sphere resembles other instruments that may be afloat offshore Southeast Alaska.
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