|keywords: united states, alaska, natural disaster, earthquakes, tidal wave, tsunami, damage, destruction
|Anchorage, Chitina, Glennallen, Homer, Hope, Kasilof, Kenai, Kodiak, Moose Pass, Portage, Seldovia, Seward, Sterling, Valdez, Wasilla, and Whittier.
Duration of the shock was estimated at 3 minutes. Anchorage, about 120 kilometers northwest of the epicenter, sustained the most severe damage to property. About 30 blocks of dwellings and commercial buildings were damaged or destroyed in the downtown area. This great earthquake was felt over a large area of Alaska and in parts of western Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada.