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NOAA Photo Library Image - amer0175

Quake Lake, formed on August 17, 1959, from a great landslide damming the Madison River following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake known as the Hebgen Lake Earthquake. A scene along U.S. Highway 287 in SW Montana.

Image ID: amer0175, NOAA's Small World Collection
Location: Montana, Madison River Valley
Photo Date: 2011 June 29
Photographer: Dr. David Goodrich, NOAA (ret.)

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