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AlaskaQuake-FourthAve

The aftermath of Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska

Summary

The 1964 Alaska Earthquake also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake is the second strongest Earthquake in World History and the strongest Earthquake ever recorded in North American History. On March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. AKST (3:36 a.m. UTC), a fault between the pacific Ring of Fire and the North American Plate ruptured near College Fjord in the Prince William Sound. Ocean Floor shifted, causing 67 meter tsunamis which damaged Hawaii and Japan. Post-quake tsunamis severely affected Whittier, Seward, Kodiak, and other Alaskan communities, as well as people and property in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. Port Valdez suffered a devestating landslide, killing 32 people. A 27 foot (8.2m) tsunami destroyed the village of Chenega, killing 23 of the 68 people who lived there.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 7-A radiated seismic energy, 6-B total "Seismic Movement Energy"

Name: 1964 Alaska Earthquake

Origin: Real Life

Age: 55 years ago

Classification: Megathrust earthquake

Powers and Abilities: The second most powerful earthquake ever recorded with a moment magnitude 9.2, Lasting four minutes and thirty-eight seconds, caused tsunamis, landslides, causing damage to property of several communities

Attack Potency: Mountain level radiated seismic energy (approximately 3.981072e+18 Joules), Country level total "Seismic Moment Energy" (approximately 7.780366e+22 Joules)

Speed: Seismic wave propagation velocity ranges from Transonic to High Hypersonic based on the wave type and medium characteristics; Tsunamis were Subsonic

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