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EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE TO TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Compression of Railroad Track by 1964 Alaska Earthquake

Earthquake of March 27, 1964, Gulf of Alaska. This 8.5 magnitude earthquake, one of the largest earthquakes in our century, caused between 350-500 million in property damage in Alaska and directly resulted in the deaths of nine people. An area consisting of 120,700 km2 was shaken with damaging intensity.