Alaska Current Affairs - 2020

Earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hits Alaska; Tsunami Warnings issued

On July 22, 2020, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude stuck the Alaska peninsula. Tsunami warnings have been issued in the region. Highlights According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.6 km and was centred at 96 kilometres south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska. US Tsunami Warning System has warned of hazardous Read More…

Tallest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley renamed as Denali

United States has changed the name of tallest mountain in North America Mount McKinley to its original native name Denali. It was announced by US President Barack Obama ahead of his three-day visit to Alaska to highlight the issue of climate change. It was renamed following the lead of the state of Alaska, US Department Read More…