Denali Fault


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Noun1.Denali Fault - a major open geological fault in Alaska
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
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The most serious earthquake risk is the Denali Fault, which crosses the Parks Highway near Cantwell, just 35 miles south of where the gas line crosses the Nenana River near Denali National Park.
This reference is centered on four major themes: subduction and great earthquakes of the Aleutian Arc, the transition from strike slip to accretion and subduction of the Yakutat microplate, the Denali fault and related formations and their part in permanent deformation of the overriding plate, and regional integration and large-scale models as well as existing data to address global questions and theories.
9 that followed the rupture of the Denali Fault in Alaska in 2002.
Alaska's Denali fault (boundary along which rocks slide past each other) suddenly shifted, generating powerful seismic waves (vibrating energy waves that travel through the ground).
The quake began at a site along the Denali fault about 135 km south of Fairbanks.
9 on the Richter magnitude scale, the Denali Fault Earthquake reverberated throughout Alaska and continued releasing energy far to the southeast of its epicenter.
occurred on the Denali fault, one of the longest strike-slip fault systems that cuts through a continent anywhere in the world.
Luckily, no one was injured by the earthquake that struck along the Denali Fault Line and measured 7.
Work by seismologists 30 years ago convinced builders of the Alaskan pipeline to accommodate 20 feet of movement from a Denali fault earthquake.
One that stands out is the rebuild of part of the Tok Cutoff after the 2002 Denali Fault Earthquake ripped huge gashes in the roadbed.