Geophysical advances triggered by 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake

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Abstract

A little more than 50 years ago, on 27 March 1964, the Great Alaska earthquake and tsunami struck. At moment magnitude 9.2, this earthquake is notable as the largest in U.S. written history and as the second-largest ever recorded by instruments worldwide. But what resonates today are its impacts on the understanding of plate tectonics, tsunami generation, and earthquake history as well as on the development of national programs to reduce risk from earthquakes and tsunamis.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Geophysical advances triggered by 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1002/2014EO170001
Volume 95
Issue 17
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Geology Minerals
Description 2 p.
First page 141
Last page 142
Country United States
State Alaska