Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Earthquake simulator demonstrates seismic risks


A state outreach program sought to shake some sense into Wrangell residents, with a mobile earthquake simulator set up for the public earlier this week.

Each year the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) sends out a mobile trailer unit to different communities in an effort to raise awareness of earthquake risks. The unit arrived in Wrangell on Tuesday, as part of its ongoing tour through Southeast.

Alaska is the most seismically active state in the country, with about 11,000 of various magnitude earthquakes recorded each month. On its site, the state Seismi...

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