The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: Effects on communities

Professional Paper 542
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This is the second in a series of six reports that the U.S. Geological Survey published on the results of a comprehensive geologic study that began, as a reconnaissance survey, within 24 hours after the March 27, 1964, Magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake and extended, as detailed investigations, through several field seasons. The 1964 Great Alaska earthquake was the largest earthquake in the U.S. since 1700. Professional Paper 542, in 7 parts, describes the effects of the earthquake on Alaskan communities.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The Alaska earthquake, March 27, 1964: Effects on communities
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 542
DOI 10.3133/pp542
Year Published 1969
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, DC
Contributing office(s) Menlo ParkCalif. Office-Earthquake Science Center
Description 7 Chapters
Country United States
State Alaska
City Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak, Seward, Valdez, Whittier
Other Geospatial Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound
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