ABSTRACT

Effects of the Earthquake of March 27, 1964 on Various Communities   [open pdf - 20MB]

"The 1964 earthquake caused widespread damage to inhabited places throughout more than 60,000 square miles of south-central Alaska. This report describes damage to all communities in the area except Anchorage, Whittier, Homer, Valdez, Seward, the communities of the Kodiak group of islands, and communities in the Copper River Basin; these were discussed in previous chapters of the Geological Survey's series of reports on the earthquake. At the communities discussed herein, damage resulted primarily from sea waves of diverse origins, displacements of the land relative to sea level, and seismic shaking. Waves took all of the 31 lives lost at those communities; physical damage was primarily from the waves and vertical displacements of the land relative to sea level."

Report Number:
Geological Survey Professional Paper No. 542-G
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Date:
1969
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Public Domain
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U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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