Amchitka Island

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An island of southwest Alaska in the Rat Islands of the western Aleutians.
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Previous reported range.--Ventura, CA to Southeastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (west to Amchitka Island, AK) (Kramer et al.
1971: A 5 megaton warhead is detonated on Amchitka island in the Aleutian Islands - the biggest underground nuclear test ever by the US.
Previous sampling of freshwater fishes included surveys of fisheries resources at Adak Island (Palmer, 1995) and biomonitoring surveys at Amchitka Island (Valdez el al., 1977).
cavirostris that stranded in March 1959 on Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
A tsunami wave of roughly 19 centimeters (7.5 inches) was measured at Amchitka Island, in the Aleutian Islands chain, though lesser heights were recorded at other islands, said National Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer Bo Bahng.
The 7-inch high tsunami occurred at Amchitka Island. It had diminished even before it reached Adak and Shemya.
The first four systems went to NAS Adak, Alaska, (installed September 1989); NSF Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (installed in August 1992); NAS Kingsville, Texas, (installed in September 1993); and Amchitka Island, Alaska.
They did finally, to Amchitka Island. It's one of the oldest natural reserves in the United States and they blew the hell out of it.
Greenpeace came into being in September 1971 when a group of people chartered a fishing boat in Vancouver and sailed to Amchitka Island off Alaska to stop a nuclear test.
Vietnam veterans and others highlighted the effects of war in the Nuclear Age on people and the environment, including Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.