50th Anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake

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On March 27, Good Friday of 1964 at 5:36 PM violent shaking erupted without warning across South Central Alaska. The most powerful earthquake ever in North America Raged for nearly five minutes. The earthquake and ensuing tsunami took the lives of 118 unfortunate souls; thousands were left in the snow without shelter, food, and water.

This March 27th, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Earthquake, are you prepared for such an event?

Share your 1964 experiences with us: send photos and stories to akpreparedness@alaska.gov

Other 1964 Earthquake Resources