Events which occurred in remote areas will be excluded from the list as they wouldn't have generated significant media interest. Events which occurred in remote areas will be excluded from the list as they wouldn't have generated significant media interest. "Significant Earthquake: INDONESIA: SULAWESI: PINRANG", "M 6.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan", "Significant Earthquake: CHINA: YUNNAN PROVINCE", "M 6.3 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea", "Tsunami Event: PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, AK", "Significant Earthquake: INDONESIA: BANDA ACEH", "Significant Earthquake: BALKANS NW: CROATIA", "Significant Earthquake: JAPAN: NW. All dates are listed according to UTC time. All dates are listed according to UTC time. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. All dates are listed according to UTC time. A Study of History: Who, What, Where, and When? Our latest podcast episode features popular TED speaker Mara Mintzer. It released at least twice as much energy as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and was felt on land over an area of almost 502,000 square miles (1,300,000 square km). Landmasses were thrust up locally as high as 82 feet (25 metres) to the east of a line extending northeastward from Kodiak Island through the western part of Prince William Sound. This was the largest earthquake in United States' history and currently as of 2017[update] ranks as 3rd largest globally. Lower magnitude events are included if they have caused death, injury or damage. Alaska had the largest event of the year both in terms of magnitude and death toll. Alaska earthquake of 1964, earthquake that occurred in south-central Alaska on March 27, 1964, with a moment magnitude of 9.2. Tsunami damage occurred as far away as Crescent City, California. The quake and subsequent tsunami resulted in 139 deaths in total. We have created a browser extension. Corrections? The most powerful earthquake in North American history was recorded in Alaska on March 27, 1964. To install click the Add extension button. HONSHU ISLAND", "M 6.5 - near the west coast of Honshu, Japan", "M 6.2 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan", "M 6.0 - near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia", "Significant Earthquake: TURKEY: MALATYA,ADIYAMAN", "M 7.6 - near the west coast of Honshu, Japan", "Significant Earthquake: JAPAN: HONSHU: W COAST", "M 6.2 - near the west coast of Honshu, Japan", "Significant Earthquake: MEXICO: GUERRERO", "M 6.0 - near the west coast of Honshu, Japan", "M 6.5 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea", "M 7.0 - Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea", "M 6.2 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea", "Significant Earthquake: CHINA: SHANXI PROVINCE", "M 6.2 - Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea", "M 6.6 - near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea", "M 7.6 - off the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand", "Significant Earthquake: TURKEY: MANYAS, BURSA, BALIKESIR", "M 6.8 - eastern Xizang-India border region", "M 6.8 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea", "Significant Earthquake: PAPUA NEW GUINEA: NEW BRITAIN", "M 6.1 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea", "M 6.3 - near the west coast of Honshu, Japan", Many aftershocks occurred as a result of the. Japan, Taiwan and Mexico had earthquakes which resulted in a number of deaths. Updates? Events which occurred in remote areas will be excluded from the list as … Omissions? That's it. Indonesia and Papua New Guinea experienced high activity this year with a cluster of magnitude 6.0 + events hitting throughout the year. Events which occurred in remote areas will be excluded from the list as they wouldn't have generated significant media interest. This was the largest earthquake in United States' history and currently as of 2017[update] ranks as 3rd largest globally. This is a list of earthquakes in 1964. In spite of such a large event there were only 11 other magnitude 7.0 + events which is below normal. Alaska had the largest event of the year both in terms of magnitude and death toll. When was the world’s first detective bureau founded? Nicknames for the earthquake include the Good Friday Earthquake, Great Alaskan Earthquake, or the 1964 … Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on the list. The quake and subsequent tsunami resulted in 139 deaths in total. It released at least twice as much energy as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and was felt on land over an area of almost 502,000 square miles (1,300,000 square km). To the west, land sank as much as 8 feet (2.5 metres). Lower magnitude events are included if they have caused death, injury or damage. The Three Biggest Earthquakes in United States History Alaska: March 27, 1964. Maximum intensities are indicated on the Mercalli intensity scale and are sourced from United States Geological Survey (USGS) ShakeMap data. Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on the list. In spite of such a large event there were only 11 other magnitude 7.0 + events which is below normal. This is a list of earthquakes in 1964. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Japan, Taiwan and Mexico had earthquakes which resulted in a number of deaths. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 131 deaths. This is a list of earthquakes in 1964. From Karl Marx to penicillin, take a mental check-up of the who, what, where and when in this quiz. The occurrence of tens of thousands of aftershocks indicates that the region of faulting extended about 620 miles (1,000 km) along the North Pacific Plate subduction zone. "Significant Earthquake: INDONESIA: SULAWESI: PINRANG", "M 6.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan", "Significant Earthquake: CHINA: YUNNAN PROVINCE", "M 6.3 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea", "Tsunami Event: PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, AK", "Significant Earthquake: INDONESIA: BANDA ACEH", "Significant Earthquake: BALKANS NW: CROATIA", "Significant Earthquake: JAPAN: NW. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/event/Alaska-earthquake-of-1964, USGS Earthquake Hazards Program - 1964 Alaska Earthquake Damage Photos, Geophysical Institute - Alaska Earthquake Information Center - The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964, United States History - Great Alaskan Quake of 1964. Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea! Alaska earthquake of 1964, earthquake that occurred in south-central Alaska on March 27, 1964, with a moment magnitude of 9.2. The death toll was only 131 because of the low density of the state’s population, but property damage was high. …40 minutes after the 1964 Alaska earthquake, produced by seismic surface waves passing through the area.…. The earthquake tilted an area of at least 46,442 square miles (120,000 square km). This quake was the third largest earthquake in the world, and the largest since the 1964 earthquake in Prince William Sound, Alaska (see entry #2). Indonesia and Papua New Guinea experienced high activity this year with a cluster of magnitude 6.0 + events hitting throughout the year. Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on the list. Lower magnitude events are included if they have caused death, injury or damage. Where was the 1939 World’s Fair held? It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. You could also do it yourself at any point in time. In March a great magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck the southern part of the state. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1964, ✪ Never Seen Before Footage of the Great Alaska Earthquake, ✪ Top 10 Strongest Earthquakes in The History (Since 1900). Lower magnitude events are included if they have caused death, injury or damage. This is a list of earthquakes in 1964.Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on the list. Extensive damage in coastal areas resulted from submarine landslides and tsunamis. 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