The earthquake which hit Alaska yesterday and today and the flurry of massive aftershocks highlights the very real risk to millions of Americans in California and the entire western seaboard.  Quake expert Michael Kendall of the University of Bristol warned of the “very active” state of the tectonic boundary off the coast of the US state. And he added experts had spotted the Mount Cleveland volcano in Alakasa showing “increased activity” before yesterday’s huge earthquake.

And he said the fact the Alaskan earthquake coincides with added volcanic activity nearby could be a sign that the earth is entering a phase of increased seismic activity – with attendant risk to the millions living in Western USA. Professor Kendall of the university’s Earth Sciences department told said: “The Cleveland volcano was actually showing increased activity before this earthquake. “We have to remember this is a very active geological boundary.” READ MORE