On March 27th, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake hit southcentral Alaska. It was the most powerful earthquake in North American history, and the second most powerful in world history. In comparison, the large January 24th, 2016 earthquake of this year was a 7.1. Alaska Pacific University, along with many other schools, businesses, and homes, was damaged by the 1964 earthquake. However, luckily for APU (then known as AMU or Alaska Methodist University), the university emerged with no casualties and with all buildings still standing.
Below are some pictures of APU after the Good Friday Earthquake from the yearbook of 1964.