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Worst Earthquake in US History

Good Friday, March 27, 1964

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    Good Friday, March 27, 1964-Alaska. Here are some rarely seen personal photographs of the damage they witnessed
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    Lovely wife, in the womb at the time, and her family were stationed there.
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    Her mother, "Mamma Bear", was on her way into town in the family Jeep.
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    All of the sudden she hit what she thought was a huge pot hole.
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    It through her into the ditch.
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    Shaken, but not injured nor damaged she drove out of the ditch and on into town.
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    Much to her surprise town had changed!
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    Parts of town had been raised as much as 30 ft.
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    Some had been lowered as much as 12 feet.
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    It registered 9.2 magnitude.
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    The most powerful to hit the US. The second most powerful in history.
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    Yes, a Tsunami was generated.
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    Particularly in Kodiac and Valdez
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    Remarkably only 131 deaths were reported.
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    Parts of the ground liquified.
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