The wreckage from a 1964 Alaska earthquake led to building codes that helped mitigate damage in the latest earthquake.
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Strict building codes enacted after a historic earthquake in 1964 are being credited for helping prevent extensive damage to structures in Anchorage, Alaska, which was hit by a magnitude 7 earthquake and a 5.7 aftershock, plus several smaller ones, last week. One expert says Alaska and California employ the strongest seismic standards.

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