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The Japanese capital of Tokyo has been hit by its first November snow in 54 years, slowing rush hour trains as residents slogged to work wearing heavy coats and boots in a city far more accustomed to earthquakes than to snow. The last time snow fell in November in Tokyo was in 1962, when John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and singer Bob Dylan had released his debut album just months before. This stunning shot features the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo…

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Disasters (Nation) - Alaska earthquake 1964 - The most powerful magnitude earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph and the largest earthquake in North America, it measured in at 9.2 on a seismograph.

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At the time of Christ’s death, the Book of Mormon describes darkness and destruction among the Nephites and Lamanites. Due to the accounts of a darkness that could be felt and which lasted three days, LDS scholars and geologists have suggested that the event requires both an earthquake and volcanic eruption. https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-caused-the-darkness-and-destruction-in-the-34th-year

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The 7 Worst Natural Disasters Of The Last Decade

An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.

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Prince William Sound, Alaska - 9.2 Earthquake, March 27, 1964. 2nd largest earthquake in the world.This great earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15), and caused $311 million in property loss.

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The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the temblor caused about 131 deaths.

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