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Earthquake damage from 1959 Hebgen Lake event in Yellowstone Plateau

1959 (approx.)

Detailed Description

This house fell into Hebgen Lake during the 1959 earthquake and floated along the shore until it came to rest here. The owner of the house, then-70-year-old Mrs. Grace Miller, escaped only after kicking out her front door and leaping a 5-foot-wide ground crack as her house dropped into the lake.


Public Domain.

Fact Sheet 2005-3024