Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission (ASHSC) - Mission

The Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission is charged by statute (AS 44.37.067) to recommend goals and priorities for seismic risk mitigation to the public and private sectors and to recommend policies to the governor and legislature to reduce the state's vulnerability to earthquakes. The Commission consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor from the public and private sectors for three-year terms. It is administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS).

Earthquake Risk in Alaska

Scientists have long recognized that Alaska has more earthquakes than any other region of the United States...(more)

Alaska Earthquake Statistics

Alaska is the home of the second largest earthquake ever recorded (1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, magnitude 9.2)...(more)

2014 Report to the Governor and State Legislature

This annual report to the Governor and Legislature from the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission (ASHSC) reiterates the priority issues and goals of the Commission and identifies its 2013 accomplishments....(more)

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