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USGS Commemorates the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake


Huge crack in road after earthquake. March 27, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaskan Earthquake, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake that remains the largest recorded earthquake in US history. Over the last 50 years USGS science has led to a better understanding of mega-thrust earthquakes, subduction zones, the earthquakes they produce, and their associated tsunamis.

View video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvl-4IWjHXo

Alaska Earthquake Alliance site: http://alaskaquakealliance.org/

DOI site: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/alaska1964/

'64 Earthquake Photo Tour combines maps, historical and present day images, video and more:
https://alaska.usgs.gov/news/1964Earthquake/

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