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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, at Anchorage, Alaska

Wallace R. Hansen

Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964, at Anchorage, Alaska

by Wallace R. Hansen

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Anchorage (Alaska),
  • Alaska,
  • Anchorage.
    • Subjects:
    • Earthquakes -- Alaska -- Anchorage.,
    • Anchorage (Alaska) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 67-68.

      Statementby Wallace R. Hansen.
      SeriesThe Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: effects on communities, Geological Survey professional paper 542-A, Geological Survey professional paper ;, 542-A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE75 .P9 no. 542-A
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 68 p.
      Number of Pages68
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4854619M
      LC Control Number75604886

      The Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake, occurred at P.M. AST on Good Friday, March [2] Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about deaths. [3] Lasting four minutes and thirty-eight seconds, the magnitude megathrust earthquake . Alaska earthquake of , earthquake that occurred in south-central Alaska on Ma , with a moment magnitude of It released at least twice as much energy as the San Francisco earthquake of and was felt on land over an area of almost , square miles (1,, square km). The death toll was only because of the low density of the state’s population, but property.

        Effects of the Earthquake of Ma at Whittler, Alaska, U.S. Geol Survey Prof. Paper B, 21 pp. KACHADOORIAN, R. and G. Plafker, Effects of the Earthquake of Ma at Kodiak and Other Communities on the Kodiak Islands, U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper F, .   At pm on Ma , the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America, and the second largest in history, rattled coastal Alaska for close to 4 minutes. Though the epicenter of the.

      The Alaska Earthquake, also known as the Great Alaska Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust quake that began at P.M. AST on Ma It had a moment magnitude of , making it the second largest earthquake on record. Reprinted from Pacific Science, Vol. 21, No. 3, "A Study of the Source Mechanism of the Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of Ma " Volume on Seismology and Geodesy on the Great Alaska Earthquake of , National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., pp ,


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The Alaska Earthquake, Ma Effects on Transportation and Utilities: Eklutna Power Project with a Section on Television Examination of Earthquake Damage to Underground Communication and Electrical Systems in Anchorage (United States Geological Survey Professional Paper A).

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is about 80 miles west-northwest of the epicenter of the March 27 earthquake. Because of its size, Anchorage bore the brunt of property damage from the quake; it sustained greater losses than all the rest of Alaska combined.

Damage was caused by direct seismic vibration, by ground cracks, and by landslides. USGS published the results of investigations of the Alaska earthquake of Ma in a series of six Professional Papers. Professional Paper is an introduction to the story of a great earthquake—its geologic setting and effects, the field investigations, and the public and private reconstruction efforts.; Professional Paper describes the effects of the earthquake on Alaskan.

The Great Alaska earthquake was the largest earthquake in the U.S. since Professional Paperin 7 parts, describes the effects of the earthquake on Alaskan communities.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you Manufacturer: United States Geological Survey. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is about 80 miles west-northwest of the epicenter of the March 27 earthquake.

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Geological Survey is publishing the results of investigations of the Alaska earthquake of Main a series of six professional papers. Professional Paper describes the effects of the earthquake on communities: Anchorage (A), Whittier (B), File Size: 9MB. The book, by longtime New York Times science writer Henry Fountain, describes the experiences of those who witnessed the quake and its significance to Alaska earthquake settled what.

The Alaska earthquake, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound, about 74 miles southeast of Anchorage.

Get this from a library. Effects of the earthquake of Maat Anchorage, Alaska. [Wallace R Hansen; Geological Survey (U.S.)] -- A description and analysis of the damage resulting from seismic vibration, ground cracks, and especially landslides in Alaska's largest city.

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The strongest earthquake in American history, measuring on the Richter scale, slams southern Alaska, creating a deadly people were killed and thousands injured. Landslide and slumping effects in the Turnagain Heights area, Anchorage, Alaska, caused by the Maearthquake.

Close-up of Government Hill elementary school, which was destroyed by the Government Hill landslide. Anchorage, Alaska. The waterfront at Seward a few months after the earthquake, looking north. - On Good Friday,a earthquake struck Alaska, the strongest recorded earthquake in North America, and the 2nd strongest in the world.

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On Maa megathrust earthquake struck Alaska, about 15 miles below Prince William Sound, halfway between Anchorage and Valdez. The quake had .