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Alaska's North Slope hit by magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Fairbanks - Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city.

Fracking comes to Alaska, triggering new oil boom

Prudhoe Bay - The Arctic region hold great allure for global oil companies, despite opposition from green groups and Obama's 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters. However, over the past year, huge oil reserves have been found on Alaska's North Slope.

Oil well in Alaska shut down after oil spill — still spewing gas

Prudhoe Bay - Federal regulators are preparing to shut down an oil well on Alaska's North Slope near Deadhorse tonight. The wellhead cracked Friday and sent up a plume of crude oil before it froze and the initial leak stopped. It is still spewing natural gas.

New report: BP’s 'Band-Aid' fix on Alaska’s North Slope pipelines

A new internal report generated a month ago on BP’s massive pipeline system located on Alaska’s North Slope shows extensive corrosion on at least 148 pipelines and has given them an “F-rank”.
 

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A caribou walks next to a section of the pipeline north of the Brooks Range.  The pipeline carries o...
A caribou walks next to a section of the pipeline north of the Brooks Range. The pipeline carries oil from the Arctic and Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope to Valdez, Alaska.
Stan Shebs
The TransAlaska Pipeline carries oil from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope to Valdez  Alaska.
The TransAlaska Pipeline carries oil from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope to Valdez, Alaska.
Ryan McFarland from Petersburg, AK
Through our partnership with Alyeska  we have instruments at pump stations along the Trans Alaska Pi...
Through our partnership with Alyeska, we have instruments at pump stations along the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Via Lea Gardine, this figure shows ground motion from the M6.4 quake as it traveled from the Beaufort Sea south to the Gulf of Alaska.
AK Earthquake Center

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