Today in History
March 27, 1964
Alaska is Hit by Huge Earthquake
The "Good Friday" earthquake strikes at 5:36 p.m about 75 miles east of Anchorage. The quake, measuring 8.6 on the Richter scale, triggers tsunamis that cause damage as far away as Japan and kill more than 100 in Alaska and a handful in California and Oregon. It is the second-largest earthquake ever recorded.
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