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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Andreanof Islands
Alaska between the The Rat Islands is a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska, between the Near Islands, to its west, and the Andreanof Islands group, to its east, at about 52° 6 North, 177° 36 West.
The largest islands in the group, from west to east, Gorelei, Amatigras, Tanaga, Kanaga, Adak Island is an island near the western extent of the Andreanof Islands group of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
The Andreanof Islands are a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Andreanof_Islands   (561 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean - Aleutian Islands
The Aleutian Islands form a curving arc of volcanically active and earthquake prone islands stretching southwest for 1,900 km from the Alaska Peninsula towards the Siberian peninsula of Kamchatka.
Smaller island groups include: the Delarof Islands (located at the western end of the Andreanof Islands), the Krenitzin Islands (at the eastern end of the Fox Islands), the Islands of Four Mountains (at the western end of the Fox Islands) and the Semichi Islands (at the eastern end of the Near Islands).
The islands of the Aleutians are mountainous, being the emergent peaks of a submarine mountain range — part the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire.
www.oceandots.com /pacific/aleutian   (452 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Andreanof Islands
The Andreanof Islands are a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska between the Rat Islands group, to the west and the Fox Islands group, to the east, at about 52° North and 172°57' to 179°09' West.
The largest islands in the group, from west to east, Gorelei, Amatigras, Tanaga, Kanaga, Adak, Tagalak, Great Sitkin, Atka, Amlia and Seguyam.
The islands are usually foggy and are treeless because of the almost constant wind.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Andreanof_Islands   (300 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands Alaska - Alaska travel and tours with Homer Travel & Tours
The Aleutians actually comprise four main groups: Fox Islands, nearest to the mainland, which include Unimak, Unalaska, Umnak, and Akutan; The Andreanof Islands, consisting of Amlia, Atka, Adak, Kanaga, and Tanaga; The Rat Islands, comprised of Amchitka and Kiska; and The Near Islands, which are the smallest and westernmost group, and include Agattu and Attu.
The Islands are almost treeless, abut have a luxuriant growth of grasses, bushes, and sedges.
Sheep and reindeer are raised, and hunting and fishing are the main occupations of the Aleut population.
www.alaskahomertravel.com /Southwest/Aleutian_Islands-Unalaska.htm   (706 words)

  
 1957 Aleutian Tsunami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On March 9, 1957, at 14:22 GMT, an earthquake occurred south of the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
The Island of Kauai, Hawaii, was hit twice as hard by this tsunami than by the Aleutian Islands tsunami in 1946.
In Hilo Bay, Cocoanut Island was covered by 1 m of water and the bridge connecting it to shore was destroyed.
www.geophys.washington.edu /tsunami/general/historic/aleutian57.html   (338 words)

  
 The March 9, 1957, Aleutian Earthquake and Tsunami
On March 9, 1957, at 14:22 GMT, a large earthquake south of the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, in the same general area as that of April 1, 1946, generated another Pacific-wide tsunami.
Although the northwest side of the Hawaiian Islands received this time the highest waves, the rest of the islands only received waves averaging 2 to 3 m.
Coconut Island was covered by 1 m of water and the bridge connecting it to shore, as in 1952, was again destroyed.
www.drgeorgepc.com /Tsunami1957.html   (287 words)

  
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Adak Island is an island near the western extent of the Andreanof Islands group of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
The island has an area of 450 km²; (280 square miles) and is located at latitude.
STORY: Saint George Island is a 12-mile-long promontory in the heart of Alaska's Bering Sea, some 300 miles north of the Aleutian Island chain.
www.lycos.com /info/aleutian-islands--alaskas-aleutian-islands.html   (237 words)

  
 1957 Aleutian Tsunami
As was the case with tsunami of 1946, the Aleutian Islands shielded the Alaskan mainland from the effects of the tsunami.
The damage caused by the tsunami to the Hawaiian Islands as a whole was also less than that of 1946, due to the fact that in general, the 1957 tsunami waves were smaller than those of 1946, especially at densely populated areas such as the city of Hilo.
Damage to the island of Kauai, where the tsunami runup reached 32 feet above sea level, was greater than that produced by the 1946 tsunami.
www.usc.edu /dept/tsunamis/alaska/1957/webpages/index.html   (489 words)

  
 The Aleutian Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Aleutian Islands are a chain of tiny volcanic islands off of the West side of Alaska.
The Aleutian chain is a continuation of the Aleutian montains on the mainland of Alaska.
Some islands, like Attu, were used by the military once and now have some visitors for birding and environmental research.
www.csupomona.edu /~hhcamama/cis311final/aleutians.htm   (178 words)

  
 Earthquake Hazards Program: Andreanof Islands, Alaska 1957 03 09 14:22:31 UTC, 8.6M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This great earthquake destroyed two bridges on Adak Island, damaged houses, and left a 4.5 meter crack in a road.
On Umnak Island, part of a dock was destroyed, and Mount Vsevidof erupted after being dormant for 200 years.
N.B. The Andreanof Islands, Alaska earthquake of 1957 03 09, previously listed with a magnitude of 9.1, has had its magnitude reviewed, and it was updated to 8.6.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/eq_depot/usa/1957_03_09.html   (223 words)

  
 July 2006 Andreanof Islands Earthquakes
On July 8, 2006, at 12:39 pm ADT (8:39 pm UTC) a strong earthquake, magnitude 6.6, occurred in the Andreanof Islands region of the Aleutian Islands (larger red star on the above map).
The event was situated 138 kilometers (86 miles) east-southeast of Amchitka and 204 km (128 miles) west-southwest of Adak.
The July 2006 earthquake sequence occurred in the area separating the rupture zones of the 1965 M8.7 Rat Islands earthquake to the west and the 1957 M8.6 Andreanof Islands earthquake to the east.
www.aeic.alaska.edu /seis/quakes/andreanof_islands_2006.html   (365 words)

  
 Hazard Slides Thumbnails
Two views of the tsunami generated in the Aleutian Islands striking the beachfront area at the Puumaile Tuberculosis Hospital on the Island of Hawaii, about 3,800 km from the generating area.
The man in the foreground became one of the 159 fatalities in the Hawaiian Islands from the tsunami.
The magnitude 8.6 (Mw) earthquake occurred south of the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands.
www.ngdc.noaa.gov /seg/hazard/slideset/25/25_thumbs.shtml   (2216 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands — FactMonster.com
The Aleutians comprise four main groups: Fox Islands, nearest to the mainland, including Unimak, Unalaska, Umnak, and Akutan; Andreanof Islands, including Amlia, Atka, Adak, Kanaga, and Tanaga; Rat Islands, including Amchitka and Kiska; and Near Islands, the smallest and westernmost group, including Agattu and Attu.
The indigenous Aleuts were exploited by the Russian trappers and traders who, in search of sea otter, seal, and fox fur, established settlements on the islands in the late 18th and early 19th cent.
The islands were included in the Alaska purchase in 1867; after the purchase, the U.S. government forbade seal trapping except by Aleuts.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0803213.html   (345 words)

  
 Kanaga - Activity - Citations
Kanaga Island is an elongated, lowrelief (except for the volcano) island, located about 35 kilometers west of the community of Adak on Adak Island and is part of the Andreanof Islands Group of islands.
Kanaga Volcano is one of the 41 historically active volcanoes in Alaska and has erupted numerous times in the past 11,000 years, including at least 10 eruptions in the past 250 years (Miller and others, 1998).
"The Aleutian Islands, a group of islands extending westward from the Alaska Peninsula, are composed of four main island groupsl the Fox Islands nearest the Alaska Peninsula, the Andreanof Islands, the Rat Islands, and the Near Islands which are the most westward group of the Aleutians.
www.avo.alaska.edu /volcanoes/citations.php?eruptionid=39   (824 words)

  
 Islands In The Sun quiz -- free game
The island of New Guinea is part of the geographic group of Pacific islands known as Melanesia.
What island group is situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway?
This entire island has been declared a historic monument by the government of Chile.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=35807   (143 words)

  
 Adak Island, Andreanof Islands group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Our guide told us we were visiting them during one of their approximately two perfect sunny days in a year.
The weather was so gorgeous it was hard to imagine the extremely strong winds the guide said normally blast across the island.
The town, pictured from the hill outside town, is undergoing a hugh transformation with the recent pull out of the Navy, reducing the island's population from over 5000 a year ago to the present number of 67.
home.comcast.net /~dkavanau/Kamchatka.Alaska/adak/adak.html   (300 words)

  
 USGS Annual Summary Report - 1997
For a net increase in right-lateral Coulomb shear stress, consistent with the strike-slip events in the Andreanof and Rat Islands, the increase in extensional stress multiplied by f must be greater than the increase in left-lateral shear stress.
, is calculated for angles of dip and oblique slip on the thrust interface that reflect the situation in the Andreanof Islands (Fig.
These figures indicate the main regions of stress increase to be south and, respectively, east and west of the asperity.
esag.harvard.edu /taylor/Usgs/GR02735.html   (1349 words)

  
 NGDC Natural Hazards Slides With Captions Header
Amagnitude 8.0 (Mw) earthquake with the source to the south of Unimak Island generated a tsunami that destroyed the five-story lighthouse, located 9.8 m above sea level.
The Scotch Cap Lighthouse on Unimak Island, Alaska after the earthquake and tsunami.
View of the tsunami generated in the Aleutian Islands striking the beachfront area at the Puumaile Tuberculosis Hospital on the Island of Hawaii, about 3,800 km from the generating area.
www.ngdc.noaa.gov /nndc/struts/results?eq_1=25&t=101634&s=0&d=4&d=44   (2244 words)

  
 Village of Atka
The west-southwest orientation of Atka Island is characterized by convoluted Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea coastlines, with many deep bays.
The northern, roughly circular portion of Atka Island offers few sheltered areas, and beaches along the coastline are short and narrow, often backed by cliffs rising to volcanic slopes.
The City of Atka is approximately 1,250 miles by air from Anchorage, 550 miles west of the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, and approximately 90 miles due east by air from the City of Adak, formerly a U.S. Naval station.
www.dnr.state.ak.us /acmp/Explore/AWCRSA/atka.html   (240 words)

  
 GEO Year Book 2004
Casualties were particularly high among children and women - for instance, in India, 40 per cent of the dead were estimated to be children (UNOCHA 2004a).
In the Maldives, where 53 islands suffered severe damage and 10 per cent of the 1 200 islands and atolls were totally destroyed, approximately 12 200 people were registered as homeless, of whom 8 500 had to be evacuated to other islands (UNOCHA 2005b).
In the short term, millions of people, particularly children, face the risk of disease due to polluted water, damaged sanitation systems and crowded living conditions in camps and the remaining housing (WHO 2005).
www.unep.org /geo/yearbook/yb2004/069.htm   (471 words)

  
 Alaska and Hawaii Earthquakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Scotch Cap Lighthouse on Unimak Island, Alaska, before (left) and after (right) the tsunami associated with the earthquake.
Tsunami from the 1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake arriving at Laie Point, Oahu.
Ka'u District, Island of Hawaii April 3, 1868
bcs.whfreeman.com /earthquakes/content/cat_490/bt00eh03.htm   (741 words)

  
 Definition of Andreanof Islands - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
islands SW Alaska in central Aleutian chain -- see
Learn more about "Andreanof Islands" and related topics at Britannica.com
Get the Top 10 Search Results for "Andreanof Islands"
www.m-w.com /dictionary/andreanof+islands   (36 words)

  
 Got Root : Weather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
M 5.0, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (Sun, 04 Feb 2007 09:46:12 GMT)
M 2.7, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (Tue, 06 Feb 2007 21:57:18 GMT)
M 3.2, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (Tue, 06 Feb 2007 17:46:24 GMT)
www.gotroot.com /tiki-print.php?page=Weather   (3044 words)

  
 LiveScience.com - March is Earthquake Month, and Other Shaky 'Facts'
On March 28, 1964, Prince William Sound, Alaska, experienced a 9.2 magnitude event that killed 125 people and caused $311 million in property loss.
On March 9, 1957, the Andreanof Islands, Alaska, felt a 9.1 temblor.
The largest earthquake ever measured globally — a magnitude 9.5 in Chile — was on May 22, 1960.
www.livescience.com /forcesofnature/050309_earthquake_march.html   (583 words)

  
 Garmin: Cartography - BlueChart - Card: Aleutian Islands, JAN 07 (US034R)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Covers the Aleutian Islands from Attu Island to Cold Bay, including Adak Station and Unalaska.
Also covers the Pribilof Islands, including St. Paul Island and St. George Island.
ALASKA PENINSULA AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS TO SEGUAM PASS.
www.garmin.com /cartography/bluechart/card.jsp?sku=MUS034R   (98 words)

  
 Earthquake Article: The 25 Largest Earthquakes in the United States
Note: Widely differing magnitudes have been computed for some of these earthquakes; the values differ according to the methods and data used.
For example, some sources list the magnitude of the 8.7 Rat Islands earthquake as low as 7.7.
On the other hand, some sources list the magnitude of the February 7, 1812 New Madrid quake as high as 8.8.
earthquakeadvisor.com /articles/00021.html   (225 words)

  
 WebSeis in the Classroom - Filtering tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
During hour 13, the Aleutian Islands event is clear.
However, This setting brings out a previously missed signal at 17:36 which looks suspiciously like the Aleutian Islands' P wave.
Consulting the earthquake catalogue reveals that it is, in fact, an aftershock of the first event.
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /~mwest/WS4instructors/filtering.html   (457 words)

  
 Magnitude 2.6 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA » Netscape.com
Magnitude 2.6 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA »; Netscape.com
Magnitude 2.6 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
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science.netscape.com /story/2006/08/26/magnitude-26-andreanof-islands-aleutian-is-alaska   (150 words)

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