Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska

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Fourth Avenue landslide
  • Ground fracture in Seward
  • Hichinbrook Coast Guard dock
  • Highway fissured and spread
  • Fourth Avenue landslide
  • Elementary school in Anchorage
  • Fifth Avenue Chrysler Center
  • Alaska Sales and Service building
Fourth Avenue landslide
Scarp at the subsidence trough or graben of the Fourth Avenue landslide, downtown Anchorage. Before the earthquake, the side walk in front of the stores on the right, which are in the graben, was at the level of the street on the left, which was not involved in the subsidence. The graben subsided 11 feet in response to 14 feet of horizontal movement of the slide block during the earthquake.