The Alaska Earthquake Center said the quake was an aftershock of the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that reverberated in communities along the Alaska Peninsula in July — the country’s largest in half a century.
The salmon runs are central to people’s lives in many ways. The economy has developed around the commercial fishery, and fish also provide food for the winter.
No one was injured, but the plane sustained damage when it hit a chunk of ice and frozen gravel, breaking the right main gear and tipping it down on its wing.
The Alaska Peninsula community of Chignik Lagoon was put on a boil water notice in July. By August, the wells were dry.
After an unprecedented summer drought drained reservoirs and wells across Alaska, hundreds of people face immediate water shortages — and lingering questions about the future.
A boil water notice has been in effect since July 2. The village administrator says as of Tuesday, the village’s wells are dry.
Many of the grants will fund village construction, from Chignik Lagoon to Chistochina. HUD also selected one Anchorage grantee. Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Cook Inlet Housing Authority are due to receive $600,000 to rehabilitate a commercial building in Midtown.
The community of Chignik Lagoon is saving $500 a day since it switched from diesel to hydropower.