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When was the earthquake in Valdez Alaska?

On March 27, 1964, a megathrust earthquake struck Alaska, about 15 miles below Prince William Sound, halfway between Anchorage and Valdez. The quake had a moment magnitude of 9.2, making it the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

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Also asked, how long was the 1964 Alaska earthquake?

approximately 4.5 minutes

Beside above, where did the 1964 Alaska earthquake occur? The 1964 Alaska earthquake, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, struck Alaska's Prince William Sound, about 74 miles southeast of Anchorage. Most of Alaska's mainland felt the magnitude 9.2 earthquake, which wobbled Seattle's Space Needle some 1,200 miles away.

Also to know, when was the earthquake in Alaska?

March 27, 1964

Did the 1964 Alaska earthquake cause a tsunami?

The Great Alaska earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on March 27, 1964. The shaking lasted for more than four minutes, launching several deadly tsunamis and triggering killer landslides. The earthquake also transformed geology, because it revealed that oceanic plates are shoved under continents.

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