Special to the Chugiak-Eagle River Star

New babies bring new challenges, especially for parents who are having their first child, or have been isolated from familial support for one reason or another.

Trying to deal with these challenges while balancing the responsibilities of a career or military service adds a whole new level of complexity.

Alaska has experienced more than 60 magnitude-6.0 and higher earthquakes in the past 10 years.

“We have a very different geographical layout. So a 6.0 in California is more severe than a 6.0 here because most of our earthquakes are remote,” said Michael West, State Seismotologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center. “The one that I fear is the 6.0 that will happen in Juneau or any other city.”