Governor Bill Walker decreed today Friday March 27th “1964 Alaskan Earthquake Remembrance Day” and all flags were lowered to half-mast in honor of the people who died on that catastrophic day.
The 9.2 magnitude earthquake was the second largest recorded earthquake in history. 139 people were killed. The force was felt throughout all of Alaska and triggered massive tsunamis reaching California and Oregon.
It is a time to remember the past and prepare for the future. Earthquakes and Volcanoes are a part of our lives in Alaska and not to be taken lightly. Be prepared….. always.
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