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Strongest earthquake in North American history strikes Alaska 50 years ago this hour (Mar 27 1964)


Video: 'Magnitude 9.2: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake'

(Good Friday, March 27, 1964, 5:36 p.m. AST) — Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake (the strongest on record in North America) and tsunamis that together claimed about 130 lives. Continue reading Strongest earthquake in North American history strikes Alaska 50 years ago this hour (Mar 27 1964)