Day of the Miracles, Alaskan Earthquake 1964
By Charles H. Thorne
Published: March 17, 2014.
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake on Good Friday, 1964. Measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale, it was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, exploding with the force of 12,000 atomic bombs, killing 150 people. Its effect on a major population center, the city of Anchorage, is as revealing of the human spirit today as it was at the time.