Topic of Feb. 27 USGS evening lecture is 1964 Alaska earthquake

by Contributed Content on February 24, 2014

On March 27, 1964, one of the most violent earthquakes of all time rocked southern Alaska. More than 50,000 square miles of the state was tilted to new elevation, and the resulting property damage disrupted the state’s economy.

Within 24 hours, a team of USGS geologists conducted scientific and engineering investigations, to help advise with the reconstruction effort.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:00 pm, USGS geologist emeritus George Plafker will give a lecture on the earthquake and resulting tsunami.

The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are free and are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed.  They are held at the USGS Menlo Park Campus in Building 3, 2nd floor conference room A.


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