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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




 
Extreme close up profile shot of a juvenile bald eagle. The bird's plumage is brown, his beak curved and black and his eyes yellow. bald eagles don't get their white feathers until they reach the age of five years old Did You Know?
Bald eagles with white heads and tails are at least five years old and considered adults. Until about five years old, the juvenile bald eagles have dark brown feathers on their head and tail.