1964 Alaska Earthquake

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1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits

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Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia


Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was affected. In particular, learn about how the earthquake liquefied the ground, generated tsunami waves, and forced the community to rebuild in a new location.

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