1964 Alaska quake footage

this video contains the famous footage of Valdez, Alaska harbor being emptied after a 9.2 earthquake in 1964. This is the same earthquake that wiped out the entire downtown of Crescent City, California the same day in 1964

Up until today, Crescent City, California had the distinction of being the only US city to be hit by a tsunami. It''s now the only US city to be hit twice by a tsunami

Crescent City, 1964

quote today from Crescent City via BBC live feed

2108: Ted Scott, a retired mill worker who lived in Crescent City, California, when a tsunami killed 17 people on the West Coast in 1964, told the Associated Press: "This is just devastating. I never thought I'd see this again. I watched the docks bust apart. It buckled like a graham cracker."

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