50 years ago today: Alaska rocked by record 9.2 quake

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Plank driven through tire
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Plank driven through tire
Indication of the violence of the surge waves that struck Whittier: man holds mounted ten-ply tire through which a 2 by 6-inch plank of wood has been driven by a wave.