Alaska

Denali National Park

Denali, the highest peak in North America, is located in Alaska’s huge Denali National Park and Preserve. In 1917, the area was designated as Mount McKinley National Park, making it the country’s first wildlife preserve of its kind. The Athabascan name for the mountain, which means “the high one” or “the great one,” inspired the park’s new name in 1980.

Great Alaskan Earthquake (1964)

One of the strongest and most consequential seismic occurrences ever recorded was the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. It was the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America, and it happened on March 27, 1964, with a magnitude of 9.2. Prince William Sound was close to the epicenter of the earthquake.

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