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The Alaska Earthquake Alliance, which is composed of member groups and organizations, coordinates earthquake awareness and preparedness activities in Alaska. The Alliance is a part of a statewide alliance linking organizations and individuals that provide earthquake information, services, and who desire to improve on earthquake preparedness and awareness. You, or your organization can JOIN US.

The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake

On March 27, 1964 at 5:36 PM the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America occurred in Southcentral Alaska and lasted nearly 5 minutes. In 2014, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Great Quake with many events. More info on the '64 quake.

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USGS Fact Sheet
- The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunamis - Modern Perspective and Enduring Legacies

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News and Announcements

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View the video of the Great Alaska ShakeOut Drop, Cover, Hold On drill on Facebook or YouTube


Our members include: scientists and engineers; non-profit organization and business leaders; community groups and activists; federal, state, and local government leaders and agencies; and others who share our passion to reduce earthquake risk in Alaska.

Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake?

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake in Alaska?
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Are You Ready?
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Earthquake Preparedness

Recent Alaska Earthquakes

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Did you feel it?

Did you feel it?

Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission

Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission

The Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission recommends goals and priorities for seismic risk mitigation to the public and private sectors and to recommend policies to the governor and legislature to reduce the state's vulnerability to earthquakes.

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Last modified: September 30, 2014