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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

a description and analysis of the damage resulting from seismic vibration, ground cracks, and especially landslides in Alaska"s largest city.

by Wallace R. Hansen

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Published by U.S. Dept of the Interior in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes.,
  • Anchorage (Alaska) -- Earthquake, 1964

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 67-68.

    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 542-A. Alaska earthquake series, Alaska earthquake series
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 68 p. illus., maps. ;
    Number of Pages68
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20272335M

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    The Alaska earthquake of 27 March affected an area of approximately , km2 (sq. km), extending from the Wrangell Mountains at the northeast to the Trinity Islands to the southwest and from the west side of Shelikof Strait and Cook Inlet east to the vicinity of Bering Glacier.   Quake: The Great Alaska Earthquake is an eleven minute video highlighting the impacts and effects of America's largest recorded earthquake. .


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Effects of the earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Anchorage, Alaska by Wallace R. Hansen Download PDF EPUB FB2

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.

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