Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska

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Truck wrapped around tree
  • 1964 Good Friday earthquake
  • Truck wrapped around tree
  • Plank driven through tire
  • Trees broken by surge wave
  • Turnagain Arm railroad tracks
  • Native Hospital landslide in Anchorage
  • Government Hill Elementary School
Truck wrapped around tree
This truck at Lowell Point, 2 miles from Seward, was bent around a tree by the surge waves generated by the underwater landslides along the Seward waterfront. The truck was about 32 feet above water level at the time of the earthquake.