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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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Follow nearly any braided river or stream to its source in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, and you will find either a receding, advancing, or tidewater glacier.