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50th Anniversary of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake
 

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On March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. 
The second strongest earthquake in recorded history hit Alaska. The earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15), and caused approximately $311 million in property damages. Duration of the shock was estimated at 4 minutes.



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Magnitude 9.2: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake


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Updated Version: 1964 Alaska M9 Earthquake Causes


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A map of current earthquakes around the world


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Related Pages:

- Anchorage Museum Earthquake Exhibit -

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, this exhibition looks at this devastating event, the reconstruction efforts that followed, and our earthquake preparedness today. Highlights include videos chronicling earthquake survivors’ personal accounts of the disaster. Exhibition also includes hands-on activities and  historical photographs and artifacts from the Anchorage Museum collection.

USGS.gov| The Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964

U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library




 
A graphic image of a calculator. The text reads Alaska public lands statistics. Did You Know?
In 2007, Alaska’s nonfuel raw mineral production was valued at $3.52 billion. While gold production led to a major boom in Alaska at the turn of the century, zinc production now outranks gold as Alaska's number one valued nonfuel mineral.