The 1964 Alaskan Good Friday Earthquake

The 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska is probably one of the biggest pieces of history from the State since the US bought the territory from Russia.  At 9.2, it goes down as the second most powerful earthquake in recorded history.  I have a close affinity to this subject, not only because I’m Alaskan (not born, but raised there), and the personal story that a long-time Alaskan shared with me about the event.

You can download the podcast by clicking on this link, find it in iTunes, or listen to it below.

A few sources for the podcast:

A few pictures for the podcast.

Pacific Ring of Fire

1964 4th Avenue, Anchorage

Government Hill Elementary School


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