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Earthquake 1964

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1964 quake moved land and sea

On a March day 50 years ago, right around dinner time, Seward was struck by the largest earthquake in North America's recorded history. In broader terms, it was the second largest earthquake ever...

 

Earthquake Memories...

Sue McClure "I was sitting at the kitchen table watching my mom cook dinner, and when the earth started to shake, it was still semi light out because it was only 5:30-6:00. I looked out the window...

 

The earth shook, a telephone pole fell, and then...

I remember the 1964 Earthquake and subsequent tidal waves, though not as well as my brother Tom. He’s my collaborator. We were just kids, spending the days enjoying the beach and waterfront. For every kid in town, the beach was a playground. There...

 

Petticoat Gazette - Post Quake

Seward was in tatters and the newspaper at the time, The Petticoat Gazette, published it's first edition after the quake on April 16, 1964....

 

Kids interpret earthquake in 1964

After the earthquake in 1964, Seward schoolchildren made drawings of their impressions of the event. The Seward Community Library Museum has kept the drawings in its archives....

 

Time and speed is of the essence

"There will probably be some beachfront that disappears, more than likely of a similar nature to the '64 quake. There may be infrastructure on that beachfront that disappears. There will also be...

 

Don't wait for the sirens

If you’re on or within a few city blocks of the Seward waterfront and the ground begins to shake violently, lasting 40 seconds or longer, drop everything and as quickly as you can get yourself to hi...

 

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