The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

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Seward in ruins

1964 Earthquake


Seward Community Library Museum

Folks were just sitting down to dinner when the ground began lurching in what would be North America's strongest recorded earthquake.

It continued to shake that March 27, 1964 evening. Then came surging water up the bay.

Between the quake and tsunamis, Seward was devastated. Oil tanks on the waterfront were ablaze, docks were gone, homes destroyed, and roads and railroad in tangles.

Sewardites have since worked together to rebuild and diversity the area's economy.

Correction: This originally identified the day as Easter. It wasn't. The day was Good Friday.


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