Remembering 1964

Remembering 1964

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The Great Alaskan Earthquake, or Good Friday Earthquake of 1964 occurred on March 27 at 5:36 p.m.¬† and caused 139 known deaths. The earthquake was just 16 miles deep and caused ¬†approximately $311 million in damage. With a magnitude of 9.2, it was the most powerful in North American history and the second most powerful…

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Shook in Spenard

Shook in Spenard

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54 years ago today, Sylvia Butcher was enjoying an after dinner coffee with her husband, David Butcher. The earth began to tremble and shake; leaving the couple to run out of their newly built Spenard apartment for their lives. The Good Friday earthquake in 1964 was a 9.2 on the Richter scale, the largest earthquake…

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