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

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Trees broken by surge wave
  • 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
Trees broken by surge wave
Trees up to 24 inches in diameter and between 88 and 101 feet above sea level were broken and splintered by the surge wave generated by an underwater landslide in Port Valdez on Prince William Sound.