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The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 

On March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck Alaska, the largest in US history. The quake created a massive tsunami that caused widespread damage, killing about 120 people and injuring many more. The quake also caused extensive damage to infrastructure and homes, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless. The quake lasted 4.5 minutes and was the most powerful recorded earthquake in US history. It was also the second-largest earthquake ever recorded.

Source: USGS

Read the fact sheet: https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2014/3018/pdf/fs2014-3018.pdf

 

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