ANCHORAGE, AK — The State of Alaska will hold a number of events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the 1964 earthquake. Alaskans are invited to get involved by participating in a Great Alaska Shakeout Drill Thursday, March 27 at 1:36 p.m., by sharing their 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake stories and by attending a special commemorative […]
Bells will ring out all across Alaska at 5:36 p.m. today, March 27, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake. The Magnitude 9.2 quake, which struck at that time in 1964, caused widespread damage including the loss of lives and destruction of villages.
It was 50 years ago today, that the south-central portion of the state of Alaska and beyond, fell victim to the largest recorded earthquake on the continent of North America. That massive earthquake, lasting 240 seconds, took nine lives, the quake caused a series of tsunamis that took the lives of another 130 people.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Juneau, Alaska â€“ The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a bill by Majority Leader Lance Pruitt to strengthen the stateâ€™s gun laws.
JUNEAU â€“ Tomorrow, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) will speak at the Native Issues Forum in Juneau on public education in Alaska.
ANCHORAGE â€” Juneau, Sitka and Kodiak Island rank the healthiest in Alaska, while western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings provide county-to-county comparisons within a […]
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