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Earthquake Scarp
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Earthquake Scarp

November 4, 2010
Northwestern University students visit a scarp left by the 1959 magnitude 7.5 earthquake at Hebgen Lake in Montana (scarp is the topographic term for the faulting attributed to the displacement of the land surface by movement along faults). The earthquake triggered an enormous landslide that buried a campground, causing 28 deaths, and dammed the Madison River, forming Quake Lake. Even today, aftershocks continue. (Date of Image: August 2007)


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