Gallery: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake

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Unmatched in U.S. History

Credit: USGS
The massive magnitude-9.2 Alaska earthquake changed the world by proving plate tectonics works. Since the quake struck on March 27, 1964, there has never…Read More »

been another earthquake as powerful. The remarkably low death toll of 131 people belies the quake's incredible effects on the Earth.   Less «
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