Anniversary of the 1959 Yellowstone 7.5 mag. Earthquake

At was 11:37 p.m. 58 years ago August 17th that the Yellowstone earthquake happened and a major landslide in the Madison River Canyon killed at least 28 people. The quake was felt in eight Northwest states.

The 1959 event has become known by many Montanans as the the Night the Mountain Fell, a title used by a paperback book written by journalist Ed Christopherson.

The temblor that created Yellowstone’s “Quake Lake” was brought to mind recently by an earthquake earlier this year in Lincoln, Montana. That quake was minor compared to the size of the Yellowstone earthquake. The Hebgen Lake Earthquake measured 7.5 on the richter scale and caused the side of a mountain to slide across a narrow canyon, burying people who were spending the summer night in a public campground.

The slide also blocked the Madison River, creating a lake. The Army Corps of Engineers were called in to build a spillway to partially drain Earthquake Lake.

Effects of the earthquake are clearly visible even now, almost 60 years later. The Visitor’s Center even has a working seismograph, where you can see how Earth trembles every day.

The area is an interesting stop on your next visit to Yellowstone Park.

Author: Mitch Battros

Mitch Battros is a scientific journalist who is highly respected in both the scientific and spiritual communities due to his unique ability to bridge the gap between modern science and ancient text. Founded in 1995 – Earth Changes TV was born with Battros as its creator and chief editor for his syndicated television show. In 2003, he switched to a weekly radio show as Earth Changes Media. ECM quickly found its way in becoming a top source for news and discoveries in the scientific fields of astrophysics, space weather, earth science, and ancient text. Seeing the need to venture beyond the Sun-Earth connection, in 2016 Battros advanced his studies which incorporates our galaxy Milky Way - and its seemingly rhythmic cycles directly connected to our Solar System, Sun, and Earth driven by the source of charged particles such as galactic cosmic rays, gamma rays, and solar rays. Now, "Science Of Cycles" is the vehicle which brings the latest cutting-edge discoveries confirming his published Equation.