between these two areas extended from near the
in Prince William Sound to the Southeast coast of
Montague Island, Alaska
Off the southwest end of Montague Island,
absolute vertical displacement
was 13 to 15 meters
(42.5 feet to 49 feet)(6)
The extreme southern coast of Alaska,
which includes Kodiak Island, Sitkalidak Island,
and Sitkinak Island were all uplifted.(6)
The end result was that the Pacific plate
moved under the North American Plate about
9 meters (30 feet) on average.(2)
Latouche Island, Alaska
Moved 18 meters (59 feet) to the southeast.(2)
This area down dropped 3 meters (8 feet).(2)
Learn more about the 1964 Good Friday Great Alaskan Earthquake
Other sites of interest:
Windows to Arizona Geology
United States Geological Survey Report on
With many thanks to the following sources:
Macklin, T. for
photos by his brother.
1) Bolt, B., 1993, Earthquakes. W.H.Freeman and Company.
2) Christensen, D.
3) Lutgens, F. and Tarbeck, E., 1995, Essentials in Geology. Prentice Hall.
4) Pipkin, B. and Trent, D., 1997, Geology and the Environment. West/Wadsworth.
5) Sokolowski, T.
6) United States Geological Survey.
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