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[VIDEO] Mar. 27, 1964 | Alaska Earthquake Newsreel

Mar. 29, 1964 - A destructive, death-dealing earthquake struck the city of Anchorage and several smaller Alaskan towns this week. In Juneau, the Alaskan capital, the office of Governor William Egan said at least 50 persons died in Anchorage. Civil defense officials in Anchorage reported that a 10-block area in the downtown section was “extensively damaged.” Many buildings were reported flattened by the shock, which was so strong it knocked detection devices off the seismograph at Cal Tech, Pasadena, Calif.



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