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Photographer: Cosmos Mariner
Taken: June 29, 2010
Caption: The Seismic Shake that Shaped this Lake
Additional Description: On the marker: "Over three miles of former US Highway 287 are under Earthquake Lake and landslide debris. A new road now exists along the north shore.
At 11:37 PM on August 17, 1959 an earthquake shook this area and triggered a massive landslide. Rushing currents of the Madison River were blocked and churned behind the massive rock dam created by the slide. The landscape instantly changed, more than 28 lives were lost, and a lake formed."
Submitted: August 15, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Database Locator Identification Number: p215589
File Size: 3.940 Megabytes
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