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Great Alaskan Earthquake
October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters: Michael Tomlinson and Marty Sherman The Great 1964 Mw9.2 Alaska Earthquake was the 2nd largest earthquake ever measured with modern instruments. Michael Tomlinson will summarize the tectonic geology that resulted in what was the first earthquake labeled a megathrust earthquake. This earthquake advanced our understanding of plate tectonics, particularly subduction zones, not only of the Aleutian-Alaska Subduction Zone but other subduction zones such as Cascadia. Marty Sherman will relate his experiences (accompanied by photos of some of the damage) during this earthquake.