This Day in Weather History: March 27th

The most powerful earthquake in North America’s history takes place in Alaska

It was on this day in 1964, that the strongest earthquake in North American history struck Alaska.

It was on this day in 1964 that a magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck Alaska, near Anchorage. It remains the strongest earthquake on record in North America and the second strongest in world history. The damage in Alaska was significant, while a subsequent tsunami caused even more damage across the Pacific.


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Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.