One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States.Felt (V) at Anchorage, Cordova, Glennallen, Gustavus,
Homer, Juneau, Metlakatla, Pelican, Port Graham, Sitka and Valdez. Also felt (V) in some sections of Whitehorse,
Yukon Territory, Canada. Felt (IV) at Kodiak, (III) at Craig and Ketchikan and (II) at King Salmon. Estimated
5,000 dollars damage caused to the ships "Exxon North Slope," "Exxon Boston" and "Exxon New Orleans" located at
57` 38' North, 142` 45' West. Tsunami generated with wave heights (peak to trough) 38 cm. at Yakutat, 12 cm. at
Sitka and 8 cm. at Kodiak.
One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.Approximately 1,000 people killed, 4,000 missing, 20,000 homeless, extensive damage, landslides and ground
cracks in Napo Province and in the Quito-Tulcan area, Ecuador. About 27 km of the oil pipeline in Ecuador,
between Lago Agria and Balao, were destroyed or badly damaged. Landslides occurred in the Pasto-Macao area,
Colombia. Felt (IV) at Iquitos, Peru. Felt strongly in many parts of Ecuador and southwestern Colombia. Also
felt in central Colombia and northern Peru.