50 years ago today: Alaska rocked by record 9.2 quake

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Trees broken by surge wave
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Trees broken by surge wave
Trees up to 24 inches in diameter and between 88 and 101 feet above sea level were broken and splintered by the surge wave generated by an underwater landslide in Port Valdez on Prince William Sound.