S.Res.400 - A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, which struck the State of Alaska at 5:36 p.m. on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, honoring those who lost their lives in the Great Alaska Earthquake and associated tsunamis, and expressing continued support for research on earthquake and tsunami prediction and mitigation strategies.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 03/27/2014)|
|Latest Action:||03/27/2014 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.|
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Summary: S.Res.400 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (03/27/2014)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Mourns the lives lost due to the Great Alaska Earthquake and associated tsunamis that occurred on March 27, 1964. Recognizes the improved understanding of earthquakes and tsunamis and the scientific and technological advancements that resulted from the study of data collected during that earthquake.
Commends the efforts of scientists and engineers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), as well as those in earthquake-impacted states, to improve earthquake and tsunami prediction and hazard mitigation strategies and protect the well-being of U.S. citizens threatened by these hazards.
Expresses support for continued research, education, and outreach about earthquakes and other natural hazards.
Encourages participation in the Great Alaska ShakeOut earthquake drill scheduled to occur on March 27, 2014.