Earthquakes in Alaska today. More earthquakes occur in Alaska than anywhere else in the United States. Alaska can have up to 24,000 earthquakes every year, according to the U.S. Seismology Department. Alaska is in the place where two major tectonic plates, continental and oceanic, bump into one another. It is the North Pacific Plate and the North American Plate that causes activity. Most of the activity happens in Cook Inlet, or north of Denali in the central region. The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake and Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis caused about 139 deaths. Lasting four minutes and 38 seconds, it was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history. It had a moment magnitude of 9.2, making it the second strongest earthquake in recorded history.. All information you need to know about Alaska. Find articles, news, videos, pictures, links and facts about Alaska.

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