History In The Headlines

Category: Earthquakes

Portage, Alaska (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

The Great Alaska Earthquake, 50 Years Ago

Look back at the 9.2-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in North America, which shook Alaska 50 years ago.

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History’s Worst Nuclear Disasters

As experts scramble to stem the mounting crisis in Japan, we take a look at four of the most devastating nuclear accidents to date.