Anniversary of historic tsunami arouses vivid memories

62 years ago today, one of the 20th century’s worse tsunamis hit the pacific ocean. It followed an 8.2 magnitude earthquake that was ecorded south of the Aleutian Islands. Eldon Gallear was in the Merchant Marine at the time, on a tug that was pulling three barges from Adak to Anchorage. The boat was near Unimak pass when the earthquake hit. Gallear remembers it was unusually nice weather for the Aleutians.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage