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Possible connection between two Alaskan catastrophes occurring 25 yr apart (1964 and 1989)

Geology

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Abstract

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez supertanker grounded on Bligh Reef, spilling North Slope crude oil into Prince william Sound, Alaska. Tracking the geochemical fate of this spilled oil has revealed, in addition to weathered products from the spill, minor oil residues on beaches from a distinctly different source. This probably was the Great Alaska Earthquake of March 27, 1964. This quake and the subsequent tsunami destroyed asphalt storage facilities at the old Valdez town site, spilling asphalt into Port Valdez fjord. From there the asphalt apparently advanced south into the sound. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Possible connection between two Alaskan catastrophes occurring 25 yr apart (1964 and 1989)
Series title:
Geology
Volume
21
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geology
First page:
813
Last page:
816
Number of Pages:
4