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Remembering the great Alaska earthquake of 1964

Destruction made by the quake and  subsequent tsunamis can be seen in this aerial view of Kodiak taken the following day. (Associated Press)
Destruction made by the quake and subsequent tsunamis can be seen in this aerial view of Kodiak taken the following day. (Associated Press)

On March 28, 1964, a massive 9.2-magnitude quake was centered between Anchorage and Valdez, Alaska, and caused considerable damage in that area, as well as spawning deadly tsunami waves.

In all, 139 people are believed to have died. Fifteen from the earthquake itself and 124 from the resulting tsunamis as far away as California.

Tsunami waves were reported in over 20 countries including Peru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Mexico and the continent of Antarctica.

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