1964 Earthquake at Valdez





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Uploaded on Dec 20, 2010

This 1964 earthquake footage from Valdez, Alaska, shows Valdez Harbor emptying of water and the tsunami rushing back in. The narration describes the event and how the film was created. The footage was a part of the movie "Though the Earth be Moved" and was shot by "Chena" crew members Fred Newmayer and Ernest Nelson.
(B&W/Sound/16mm film)

This sequence is an excerpt from AAF-1438 from the Bartlett Collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska & Polar Regions Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information please contact the Alaska Film Archives.

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