Loussac Book Club
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
: Moose Meeting Room
At 5:36pm on March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake--the second most powerful in world history--struck the young state of Alaska.
The violent shaking, followed by massive tsunamis, devastated the southern half of the state, demolished the city of Valdez, swept away the island village of Chenega and killed more than 130 people.
In a compelling tale about the almost unimaginable brute force of nature, New York Times science journalist Henry Fountain combines history and science to bring the March 27, 1964 Alaska earthquake and its aftermath to life in vivid detail.
Please join us as we discuss The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet.
Event Type(s): Discussion/Lecture
Age Group(s): Adult