Graphic: The 1964 Good Friday earthquake occurred along the fault where the Pacific Plate slides under the North American plate. The Aleutian Trench is formed where these two plates meet and runs along the southern coastline of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
In the 25 years since disaster came to town, politics and profit have overcome science and common sense at almost every turn. Ignoring the vivid example of 1964 and warnings from scientists both before and after the earthquake, Anchorage's business and political leaders decided to rebuild the city on the ground most likely to fail in the next big earthquake.Don Hunter
The herring of Prince William Sound still have not recovered. Neither have killer whales, and legal issues remain unresolved a quarter of a century later. Monday is the 25th anniversary of the grounding of the tanker Exxon Valdez.Sean Cockerham | Tribune Media Services