8.1.19

Three young visitors rest on an overlook across from where a 7.3 magnitude earthquake started a landslide in 1959. The slide went three-quarters of a mile north and spread a mile east to west, burying and killing 19 people. Nine more died from other effects of the quake. The landslide also backed up the river, causing the water to stop flowing and spread out, turning a swath of canyon into the ominous Hebgen Lake.


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