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History > 20th, early 21st century > USA > Timeline in pictures > Alaskan earthquake    March 27, 1964

 

 

 

A couple moving out of their damaged home.

 

Photograph: Associated Press

 

This Is How You Live When the World Falls Apart

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone

by showing that natural disasters

can bring out more kindness than selfishness.

NYT

March 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
opinion/sunday/coronavirus-disaster-response.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The collapsed J.C. Penney.

 

Photograph:

Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images

 

This Is How You Live When the World Falls Apart

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone

by showing that natural disasters

can bring out more kindness than selfishness.

NYT

March 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
opinion/sunday/coronavirus-disaster-response.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the time of the earthquake,

Anchorage was the biggest city in the newly minted state.

 

Photograph:

Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images

 

This Is How You Live When the World Falls Apart

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone

by showing that natural disasters

can bring out more kindness than selfishness.

NYT

March 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
opinion/sunday/coronavirus-disaster-response.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Survivors of the earthquake joined in prayer.

 

Photograph:

Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images

 

Photograph:

Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images

 

This Is How You Live When the World Falls Apart

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone

by showing that natural disasters

can bring out more kindness than selfishness.

NYT

March 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
opinion/sunday/coronavirus-disaster-response.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 27, 1964

 

Alaskan earthquake

 

The 1964 Alaskan earthquake,

also known as

the Great Alaskan earthquake

and Good Friday earthquake,

occurred at 5:36 PM AKST

on Good Friday, March 27.

 

Across  south-central Alaska,

ground fissures,

collapsing structures,

and tsunamis resulting

from the earthquake

caused about 131 deaths.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Alaska_earthquake

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
opinion/sunday/coronavirus-disaster-response.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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