March 1964 Prince William Sound, USA Images

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The Prince William Sound magnitude 9.2 Mw earthquake on March 28, 1964 at 03:36 GMT (March 27 at 5:36 pm local time), was the largest U.S. earthquake ever recorded and the second largest recorded worldwide. The earthquake was felt over a large area of
Alaska and in parts of western Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada. The area of the damage zone and the duration of the quake (3 to 4 minutes) were extraordinary. The earthquake caused 15 deaths and approximately $284 million in property loss. The ensuing tsunami caused 124 deaths (106 in Alaska, 13 in California and 5 in Oregon) and $116 million in damage. This set of slides shows geologic changes, damage to structures, transportation systems, and utilities and tsunami damage. It features the effects of four major landslides in Anchorage during the 1964 event.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: March 1964 Prince William Sound, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Time Period Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 61.04
S: 61.04
E: -147.73
W: -147.73
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: March 1964 Prince William Sound, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Tsunamis
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Seiches
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tsunamis
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Earthquakes
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Earthquakes
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Alaska
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      • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: March 1964 Prince William Sound, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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