Quake Lake ( 1959 Yellowstone Disaster ) Earthquake
1959 Yellowstone Earthquake
Yellowstone Earthquakes 1959 - Quakes near Yellowstone National Park 1959 archival footage
Yellowstone Earthquake 1959
The 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake also known as the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake occurred on August 17 at 11:37 pm (MST) in southwestern Montana, United States. The earthquake measured 7.2 on the Moment magnitude scale and caused a huge landslide that caused over 28 fatalities and left US$11 million in damage. The slide blocked the flow of the Madison River, resulting in the creation of Quake Lake. Significant effects of the earthquake were also felt in nearby Idaho and Wyoming, and lesser effects as far away as Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
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