The 1964 Good Friday earthquake and the quake Friday had many differences, starting with the wonderful fact that no one died this time (131 died in the ’64 quake).
Like every big earthquake, they taught us who is really in charge.
To the extent we listen to that lesson, we can protect ourselves and those who come after us.
That’s important, because we can be sure this wasn’t Anchorage’s last big earthquake.
The rush of relief funds after the ’64 quake, which brought so much more damage, saved Alaska from an economic slump.
When a proposal comes forward to break the height limit or bend the geotechnical rules, remember who kept us safe Friday.