Valdez Earthquake Survivors Recall 1964 Experiences

The community of Valdez was devastated by the Good Friday earthquake. The giant tsunami that formed right after the shaking began killed 30 people gathered at the harbor and on the dock. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed the town. It took three years for locals to relocate from Old Town Valdez to where the new town site is today.

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Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.

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