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1964 Alaska earthquake

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1964 Quake: The Great Alaska Earthquake

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Magnitude 9.2: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake

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Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964—Magnitude 9.2 —Causes & Effects

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1964 Quake: The Great Alaska Earthquake (SPANISH)

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REMEMBERING THE KILLER 1964 ALASKA QUAKE

The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake, occurred at 5:36 PM AKST on Good Friday, March 27 spring-tide/full-moon. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 139 deaths.
  • Geology 

  • Death toll, damage, and casualties 

  • Recovery efforts