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Great Alaska 1964 Earthquake
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1964 Alaska Earthquake
 

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 low, rocky mountain with an irregular peak to the left hand side know as the Did You Know?
The area encompassed by Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is wilder today than it was 100 years ago. Many small cities sprang up along the Yukon River as gold was discovered, but then disappeared as quickly as they were built. Now, the Preserve is wild, with only a few year-round residents.