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1964 Alaskan Earthquake: What We’ve Learned

Exactly fifty years ago today, the largest ever earthquake to ever hit North America shook the state of Alaska. What became known as the ’64 Great Alaska Earthquake had a magnitude of 9.2 and it lasted from about four to five minutes. The powerful earthquake was itself blamed for fifteen deaths. The resulting tsunami was responsible for killing 124 people, …

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