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  • Mon, April 01, 2024
  • Tue, April 30, 2024
  • APK, Earth Sciences Gallery

Playing at the Alaska State Museum through April 30 in the Earth Sciences Gallery

The Alaska State Library Historical Collections presents: “…Though the Earth Be Moved" in remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake.

At 5:36 PM on Friday, March 27, 1964, a 9.2 earthquake struck Southcentral Alaska. From Anchorage to Kodiak, the quake and the tsunami that followed within minutes devastated cities and towns along the Alaskan coast, causing massive destruction and killing 139 people. To date, the 1964 Alaska Earthquake is the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America and the second largest recorded in the world.

Alaska State Library Historical Collections staff rescanned “…Though the Earth Be Moved” and other 16mm motion picture films relating to the earthquake in HD and 4K resolutions. The new scans provide a cleaner, sharper viewing experience than the previous standard definition scans, and revised closed captioning provides more accurate access to the original script.

Image: ASL-P175-186, U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection, ca. 1889-1970

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