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Andreanof Islands (Alaska) earthquake...

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March 10, 1957

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 10, 1957 

* Andreanof Islands earthquake (1st report)
* Fourth largest U.S. earthquake
* Caused 52 foot tsunami in Hawaii

This 40 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "HAWAII WASHED BY TIDAL WAVE"

This was a result of a earthquake from the Andreanof Islands in Alaska.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake took place on March 9, 1957. It was centered at [show location on an interactive map] 51°30′N 175°42′W / 51.5°N 175.7°W / 51.5; -175.7, south of the Andreanof Islands group of the Aleutian Islands in the U.S. state of Alaska.

The earthquake caused damage to infrastructure on Adak Island and Umnak Island, as well as causing an eruption of long-dormant volcano Mount Vsevidof. It also caused a tsunami that reached a height of 16 meters (52 ft) and caused around $5,000,000 in damage in Hawaii, destroying two villages on Oahu, and two bridges in the Aleutian region. No lives were lost in either the earthquake or the tsunami.

As of 2009 it remains the fourth largest-magnitude quake in the United States.

Category: The 20th Century