PubTalk 2/2014 — 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami 50th Anniv.

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By George Plafker, USGS Geologist Emeritus


  • March 27th, 1964, one of the most violent earthquakes of all time rocked southern Alaska.
  • More than 50,000 square miles of the state was tilted to new elevation, and the resulting property damage disrupted the state's economy.
  • Within 24 hours, a team of USGS geologists conducted scientific and engineering investigations, to help advise with the reconstruction effort.


Image Dimensions: 200 x 150

Date Taken:

Length: 01:09:44

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US


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