Thu, March 20, 2014

1964 Earthquake Online Resources

by Karen Brewster
With March 27 being the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964, check out these websites that have historical material about the quake. There is information of interest to students, teachers, journalists, historians, and the general public.
Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964, Historical Research Portal, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage (
With the website, UAA’s library provides a single location for researchers looking for primary source material about the earthquake, including photographs, books, documents, and oral histories. It represents a variety of libraries, archives, museums and other organizations around Alaska that have earthquake material in their holdings.
The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964, Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) (
This is part of larger website of the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. It contains general information and description of events related to the 1964 earthquake and the tsunami that followed.
50th Anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake, State of Alaska, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (
This website provides historical information, photos and videos about the 1964 earthquake and anniversary events. It also provides useful links to other resources.
Alaska Earthquake Alliance (

This website provides scientific information about earthquakes and earthquake preparedness. It also contains film footage of the 1964 earthquake. The Alaska Earthquake Alliance is composed of member groups and organizations, and 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.