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Title: The Alaska Good Friday earthquake of 1964
Authors: Swinzow, George K., 1915-
Keywords: Alluvium
Cold regions
Earthquake resistant structures
Ground motion
Ground shock
Anchorage (Alaska)
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 82-1.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: On 27 March, 1964 a major earthquake struck Southern Alaska. The city of Anchorage, which contained a large part of Alaska's population, suffered loss of life and destruction of property. The time of the day, the season, and ground conditions were such that loss of life and property was minimized. The frozen ground and the ice on fresh water bodies responded to the earthquake shocks in a seldom-observable pattern, which was noted and recorded. Changes of sea level and slides into the sea were responsible for waterfront destruction. It is concluded that the main factor that limited structural damage was the frozen state of the ground.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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