50 years ago today: Alaska rocked by record 9.2 quake

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Wrecked dwelling in Anchorage
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Wrecked dwelling in Anchorage
Wrecked dwelling astride boundling fracture, L Street graben at Eighth Avenue and N Street in Anchorage. The damage was caused entirely by ground displacement along the fracture. Photo by W.R. Hansen, 1964