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On 27 March 1964, a magnitude (M) 9.2 earthquake—the second strongest in recorded history-occurred near Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. The loss of life was relatively small-143 fatalities-but, as Henry Fountain reveals in The Great Quake, the disaster’s impact still looms large-both in the lives of those affected by the quake, and in the field of geology. Kathryn Miles’s Quakeland , on the other hand, focuses on American earthquakes yet to come, offering a guided tour of seismic and secondary hazards throughout the United States.

Authors:   Richard J. Murnane
Journal:   Science
Volume:   357
edition:   6351
Year:   2017
Pages:   555
DOI:   10.1126/science.aan6800
Publication date:   11-Aug-2017
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