Anchorage, AK Good Friday Earthquake, Mar 1964
RICKY McKENZIE, 6, Tacoma, Wash.
LOUIE McKENZIE, 8, Tacoma.
BOBBY McKENZIE, 7, Tacoma.
TAMMY McKENZIE, 3, Tacoma.
MISS MARY EVA DEIS, 50, Seaside, heart attack.
WILLIAM EUGENE WRIGHT, 10 months.
BONITA WRIGHT, 3.
JOAN FIELDS, 25.
JAMES PARK, 60.
ADOLPH ARRIGONI, 70.
LaVELLE HILLSBERRY, 35.
WILLIAM CLAWSON, 52.
MRS. CLAWSON, 51.
EARL EDWARDS, 55.
OREN MAGRUDER, heart attack.
ISAAC T. DIRKSON, 34, Sonoma, Calif.
Air Force SGT. DONALD McCLURE, 33, Klamath and Akron, Ohio.
The Daily Sentinel Sitka Alaska 1964-03-30
The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 139 deaths.
Lasting nearly three minutes, it was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history, and the second most powerful ever measured by seismograph. It had a moment magnitude of 9.2, making it the second largest earthquake in recorded history.