March 1964 Prince William Sound, USA Images

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The Prince William Sound magnitude 9.2 Mw earthquake on March 28, 1964 at 03:36 GMT (March 27 at 5:36 pm local time), was the largest U.S. earthquake ever recorded and the second largest recorded worldwide. The earthquake was felt over a large area of Alaska and in parts of western Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada. The area of the damage zone and the duration of the quake (3 to 4 minutes) were extraordinary. The earthquake caused 15 deaths and approximately $284 million in property loss. The ensuing tsunami caused 124 deaths (106 in Alaska, 13 in California and 5 in Oregon) and $116 million in damage. This set of slides shows geologic changes, damage to structures, transportation systems, and utilities and tsunami damage. It features the effects of four major landslides in Anchorage during the 1964 event.

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Metadata Date September 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
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Metadata Date September 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: March 1964 Prince William Sound, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date], Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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