Alaska earthquake

Earthquake exhibit opens Friday at Pratt Museum

“Communities, Disaster and Change,” a traveling exhibit coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at… Continue reading

 

Left, big tides flooded the Salty Dawg on the Spit after the quake.-Photo provided, Pratt Museum

50 years ago Quake rattles Homer

Fifty years ago today Alaska was slammed with a 9.2 earthquake. It occurred at 5:36 p.m. and its epicenter was about 90 kilometers west of… Continue reading

 

This photo from the Homer News collection donated to the Pratt Museum shows fuel tanks, buildings and a car flooded on the Homer Spit after it subsided about 6 feet during the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake.-Photo provided, Pratt Museum, Homer News collection

1964 Homer News coverage told quake tales

In a normal news week in 1964, the announcement that the city of Homer’s incorporation vote had been certified would have been huge news. Something… Continue reading

 

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Officials to test Alaska Tsunami Warning System

As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, local, state and federal agencies will conduct a test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday,… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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