Did you know... // 1964 Alaskian earthquake

    Life is quiet, all is well. Good Friday had been calm. Then..EARTHQUAKE.

Alaska, 5:36 p.m., March 27th, 1964. 



All across South-central Alaska, homes, businesses, and lives were destroyed.

A tsunamis also came to life, not only covering the debris, but, flooding anywhere safe. 

139 people died from the four minute, 38 second earthquake. It was the most powerful quake ever recorded in the U.S and North American history. With the magnitude of 9.2, it is the second strongest ever; the first strongest being the 1960 earthquake in Chile.

  
  Only 19 people died from the earthquake itself..106 died from the tsunami in Alaska, 5 from another in Oregon, and 13 from the 3rd tsunami in California.
   There were thousands of aftershocks in the following three weeks, after the real earthquake. In the first day eleven of those were recorded to be as large as 6.2 magnitude. It was not until a year later that aftershocks were no longer noticed.

    Did you know???














*note* all photos taken off of internet. NOT my photos! *

12 comments

  1. hi Julia
    i didn't know that is sad!
    angel D

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  2. That's an amazing piece of history; such a sad disaster!

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    1. I actually learned all about it during schoolwork, and it interested me so much that I wanted to do a blog post about it!

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  3. Wow I didn't know about this earthquake, that's very sad.
    Blog on // June

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    1. I didn't either! I was amazed that I didn't.. I mean, come on! We do live in the US! :D

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  5. I did not know about this!! Wow, what terrible heart-break. Natural disasters are so sad. =( Thanks for the history lesson! And wow, a year before the aftershocks stopped!! Saddening, but incredible!

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    1. Yeah, they are.. especially when we don't know when they will occur.. :P Haha, I guess I am a history teacher? ;) I felt the same way while writing up my report, so I thought, what a perfect blog post! :D

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