One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Alaska

The Good Friday Earthquake was the most destructive natural disaster in Alaska, and was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history. It hit on March 27, 1964 and lasted approximately 4.5 minutes. The quake sparked a tsunami that caused even more damage. The damage from these natural disasters is still visible in south central Alaska to this day.

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Want to learn more about Alaska’s history? Consider reading The Flood Of 1967 In Alaska Will Never Be Forgotten or check out The 10 Most Horrifying Natural Disasters That Ever Happened In Alaska.

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