The Largest Earthquake In U.S. History Happened 50 Years Ago
On 27th March At 5:42 a.m., 1964, a
9.2-magnitude earthquake exploded 78 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska. The
earthquake residues the most powerful earthquake to attack North America and
the second biggest earthquake ever measured.
In addition to nearly three minutes of trembling,
the earthquake unchecked inconceivable devastation to Alaska’s landscape,
including tsunamis, liquefaction, ground fissures, avalanches, and at the
bottom of the sea landslides. The coastline was resculpted and some areas saw
the earth elevated as high as 30 feet. In the days after the quake, 11 after
effects were recorded with a magnitude greater than 6.2.
Merely 139 people died in the earthquake, on the
other hand, and only 15 as a direct result of the quake itself. Supreme people
died from the two tsunamis, including 5 people in Oregon and 13 in California. Lots
of areas of Anchorage and Juneau had to be totally renewed. Here are some of
the most unbelievable photos taken after the chief U.S. quake ever.
A landslide wiped out a neighbourhood in Anchorage
In Anchorage, the Denali Theatre collapsed in a landslide, causing its marquee to rest on the sidewalk
Ground fissures like this were so powerful they displaced concrete foundations and severed utility lines
A span of the Million Dollar Bridge collapsed into the Copper River
A landslide tore apart the Government Hill school in Anchorage
A two-feet wide ground fracture opened in Seward
Fissures opened on a highway near Portage