Alaskan Author Reflects On ‘64 Quake

The 1964 earthquake caused immediate devastation in many communities in Southcentral Alaska. In Seldovia, on Kachemak Bay, the story was different. The town didn’t initially notice much damage from the disaster. But that changed when the spring high tides came in.

Author Dana Stabenow was celebrating her 12th birthday with friends in Seldovia on March 27th, 1964. She told KBBI’s Aaron Selbig she was focused on opening her presents when the house started moving back and forth in a slow steady motion.

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