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In mid-August we took a day trip to Earthquake Lake. The lake was formed 60 years ago when a 7.3 Richter scale earthquake caused an 80-million ton landslide that dammed the Madison River to form Earthquake Lake.

Submerged tress still remain


A visitor center was built on the landslide debris


View of the landslide scar from the visitor center


The visitor center offered an interesting perspective on the 60-year-old event. On one hand it presented a comprehensive overview of the landslide that killed 28 people, but the center also sold trinkets like earthquake T-shirts and coffee cups. A bit cringey. So I had Jan buy a T-shirt for me.