The earthquake - centered in prince william sound off the coast of south-central alaska - was the most powerful yet recorded in north america at magnitude 92 march 27, 1964 on this date, at. The 1964 alaska earthquake, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in north america, struck alaska's prince william sound, about 74 miles southeast of. The great alaska earthquake of 1964: human ecology 1970 by committee on the alaska earthquake of the division of earth sciences national research council and illustrated by illustrated.
On this day: great alaska earthquake and tsunami courtesy of noaa on the evening of march 28, 1964 (utc), without warning, the largest recorded earthquake in us history struck alaska's prince william sound. 1964 alaska earthquake the 1964 alaskan earthquake , also known as the great alaskan earthquake and good friday earthquake , occurred at 5:36 pm ast on good friday , march 27. Department of defensealaskan earthquakepin 30190 1966story of the 1964 alaska earthquake and its tragic effects - the story of the post-disaster effort to. Alaska's digital archives home about partners faqs alaska earthquake archives committee collection alaska earthquake, alaska, 1964 (1940 results.
March 27, 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the great alaska earthquake of 1964 to mark the event, a number of alaskan repositories have come together to create this guide to information resources related to the earthquake. The 1964 alaska earthquake occurred on good friday, march 27, 1964 in the late afternoon it was the largest earthquake ever recorded in north america. Find great deals on ebay for alaska earthquake 1964 shop with confidence. Magnitude 92: the 1964 great alaska earthquake is a short video relating how the largest quake in us history had profound and lasting impacts on our lives.
1964 alaska earthquake, usa : as a part of the pacific ring, the southern coast area of alaska experiences many earthquakes on good friday, march 27, 1964, a great earthquake of magnitude 92 struck prince william sound and caused severe damage in the form of landslides and liquefaction as seen in the pictures. The prince william sound, alaska, earthquake of 1964 and aftershocks, v 1, operational phases, us coast and geodetic survey, no 10-3, 263 pp the march 27, 1964 great alaska tsunami. Here's some information on the 1964 alaska earthquake the magnitude was mw 92 if you remember a smaller magnitude, that's because the magnitude has been revised upward due to our better current understanding of earthquakes.
On march 27, 1964, at 5:36 pm, the second largest earthquake ever recorded slammed alaska with unimaginable force, triggering landslides and deadly tsunamis across thousands of square miles the. The 1964 alaska earthquake, also known as the great alaska earthquake and the good friday earthquake, was a megathrust quake that began at 5:36 pm ast on march 27, 1964. Ra the great alaska earthquake of 1964 a photo story of the disaster see more like this 1964 anchorage alaska an aerial view of earthquake devastation press photo $1194. Usgs earthquake hazards program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.
When the great alaska earthquake convulsed the south-central region of that vast state on march 27, 1964, the energy released by the upheaval -- the largest quake in recorded north american. On march 27, 1964, at 5:36 pm (03:36 3/28 utc), a great earthquake of magnitude 92 (moment magnitude) occurred in the prince william sound region of alaska the epicenter was about 10 km east of the mouth of college fiord, approximately 90 km west of valdez and 120 km east of anchorage the.
1964 great alaska earthquake resulted from plate convergence: where the pacific megathrust fault during the 1964 earthquake plate is being overridden by the. The 1964 great alaska earthquake occurred on good friday, march 27th it and rocked the state with strong ground shaking for 45 minutes liquefaction in and around anchorage tore the land apart. In 1964, alaska was hit by a devastating earthquake see if you know the details of this earthquake by answering the questions on this interactive.