Sunday, January 9, 2022

Earthquake Lake


Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Earth Systems, Geology

Ed Hessler

The geological history of Montana's Earthquake Lake located in southern Montana's Custer Gallatin National Forest, is the feature of this Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD). There are two photographs and a brief explanation of the powerful earthquake--7.5 on the Richter Scale--that occurred quite recently, August 17, 1959

If you are interested, this documentary (33m 35s) shows the devastation and is based on interviews from witnesses and officials involved. The responses, as is often the case, are interesting so give them a quick browse. In addition, a U. S. Forest Service video (14m 45s) tells the story of this event.

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