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Often known as the Good Friday Earthquake, the great Alaskan earthquake of 1964 occurred at 5:36 in the evening on March 27, which was Good Friday. It lasted for almost three minutes and was measured at 9.2, second in size to only the 1960 earthquake in Valdivia, Chile. Landslides, major property damage, and tsunami were results of the quake, which claimed the lives of approximately 143 people. Tsunamis struck Kodiak, Whittier, and the village of Chenega, as well as British Columbia, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Japan.

 

 

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