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Day of the Miracles, Alaskan Earthquake 1964 Charles H. Thorne

Day of the Miracles, Alaskan Earthquake 1964

Charles H. Thorne

Published March 17th 2014
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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake on Good Friday, 1964. Measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale, the earthquake was the strongest ever recorded in North America. The famous New Madrid quakes of 1811 and 1812 were only 7 onMore2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake on Good Friday, 1964. Measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale, the earthquake was the strongest ever recorded in North America. The famous New Madrid quakes of 1811 and 1812 were only 7 on that scale. The Alaska quake was reportedly one of historys greatest earthquakes, exploding with a force equal to 12,000 atomic bombs. It killed 150 people. Its effect on a major population center, the city of Anchorage, is as revealing of the human spirit today as it was at the time. The author and his young family experienced the temblor first hand.