The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the temblor caused about 131 deaths.

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that bega.

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, magnitude 9.2,  began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 143 deaths (9 from quake, others from tsunamis).  Lasting nearly four minutes, it was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history. Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, looking east from near Barrow Street.

March 1964 - biggest earthquake in North America. Damage to Fourth Avenue, in Anchorage, Alaska, caused by the Good Friday Earthquake. Collapse of Fourth Avenue near C Street due to a landslide caused by the earthquake. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Visit the neighborhood where my family lived on March 27, 1964, when a 9.2 earthquake did this.

1964 Alaska earthquake The earthquake lasted approximately minutes and is the most powerful recorded earthquake in U. It is also the second largest earthquake ever recorded, next to the earthquake in Chile in

1964 alaska earthquake photos | bed and rail damage at Portage following the March 27 1964 earthquake ...

1964 alaska earthquake photos | bed and rail damage at Portage following the March 27 1964 earthquake ...

1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science. In 50 years, no earthquake since has matched the power of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska earthquake. It lasted for four minutes and 38 seconds! Click through for interesting article.

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

How Volcanos Work The majority of Earth’s volcanoes are found on the seafloor, along the mid-ocean ridge — a chain of volcanic peaks that rings the planet and the spot where many of Earth’s plates spread apart. (image: USGS) (via:OurAmazingPlanet)

Disasters (Nation) - Alaska earthquake 1964 - The most powerful magnitude earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph and the largest earthquake in North America, it measured in at 9.2 on a seismograph.

Disasters (Nation) - Alaska earthquake 1964 - The most powerful magnitude earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph and the largest earthquake in North America, it measured in at on a seismograph.

1964 alaska earthquake photos | bed and rail damage at Portage following the March 27 1964 earthquake ...

1964 alaska earthquake photos | bed and rail damage at Portage following the March 27 1964 earthquake ...

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

1964 Alaska Earthquake Fatalities

Names of those who lost their lives due to the 1964 Alaska Earthquake

Alaska post-Quake 1964...spent hours looking at National Geographic pictures of huge gaps in the earth...shook my world!

1964 Alaska Earthquake Fatalities ~ March 1964 at PM, Alaska experienced the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America. The epicenter of the quake was in the Prince William Sound, about 75 miles East of Anchorage and 55 miles West of Valdez.

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US Army Corp of engineers helped rebuild Alaska areas destroyed by the quake.

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