On November 30, 2018, the Anchorage area was rattled by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The quake brought down power lines and collapsed roads, but thankfully took zero lives. One worry was that the earthquake could deter tourism for years to come, as travelers may think it’s too dangerous to visit due to the threat of aftershocks.
Where some people may see a problem, though, we see an opportunity: now might be the best time to visit Alaska, especially if you’re interested in geology and want to experience an earthquake for yourself! Continue reading to learn a little bit more about earthquake tourism in Alaska.
What is earthquake tourism?
Earthquake tourism is a relatively new idea, and something that can vary from traveler to traveler depending on their interests. We imagine that it’s a combination of a standard Alaskan tour (i.e., visiting glaciers, hanging out in Anchorage, seeing wildlife) along with checking out some of the damaged caused by the earthquake and learning more about the quake itself.
The most exciting part of the tour, though, will be the prospect of feeling an earthquake for yourself. Unless you live near a fault line, the chances that you get to experience an earthquake are rather slim… until you hop on an airplane and come to visit Alaska!
Is earthquake tourism right for you?
Do you have the urge to visit Alaska? Do you have any interest in geology? Do you like to live on the wild side? Would you like to tell your friends incredible stories about your journey? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to book your earthquake tourism adventure!
Along with exploring one of our country’s most beautiful states, you may get the opportunity to be one of a select few visitors to experience the aftershocks firsthand! While you show your friends photos of glaciers and wildlife, you can tell them how you felt the ground move beneath your feet. We promise you’ll never have an adventure like this again.
Who should you contact to schedule a tour?
There is no shortage of companies in Alaska offering tours of glaciers, national forests and other outdoor adventures. But we promise that Alaska Wild Guides is the only tour company that’s willing to take you right to the epicenter and show you the effects of the recent earthquake up close and personal. There’s no telling how long aftershocks might last, and they will get weaker and weaker as time goes on. So, if you’re interested in experiencing an earthquake firsthand, we recommend calling us today to set up a tour. You’d hate to miss out on all the fun!
We understand that earthquake tourism in Alaska might not be right for everyone, but if it sounds like it’s up your alley, get in touch with us! We’ll show you the best of the “Last Frontier” at some of the most competitive rates you’ll find. We offer daily and weekly tours that appeal to all sorts of interests and hobbies. Reach out today to learn more!