Mass grave of victims of the Lone Pine 1872 earthquake

Mass grave of victims of the Lone Pine 1872 earthquake


Lone Pine, California (CA), US
On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty-seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave enclosed by this fence.

The 1872 Lone Pine earthquake struck on March 26 at 10:30 UTC with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.4 to 7.9.

It was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history and was similar in size to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty-seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave enclosed by this fence.

The 1872 Lone Pine earthquake struck on March 26 at 10:30 UTC with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.4 to 7.9.

It was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history and was similar in size to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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By: kjfitz

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