Riskland: Remembering the 1964 Earthquake
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, this exhibition looks at this devastating event scientifically and historically, including the reconstruction efforts that followed and Alaskans’ earthquake preparedness today. On March 27, 1964, the Alaskan spirit was tested by the earthquake that remains the second largest seismic event recorded in world history. The earthquake measured at a magnitude of 9.2 and lasted nearly 5 minutes. The exhibition features historical images, video and audio of the earthquake and its aftermath, including many compelling firsthand accounts from survivors. Interactive multimedia displays include real-time streaming data from earthquakes occurring around the world and practical information about earthquake preparedness. An official program of the Anchorage Centennial Celebration.