On August 17, 1959, one of nature’s most powerful forces was unleashed in the Madison Canyon, just outside the border of Yellowstone National Park. The canyon was packed with people, cars, tents, and trailers. At just before midnight massive earthquake shook the canyon and in a few seconds, changed the land and the people forever. The Earthquake Lake Geologic Area provides a vivid reminder of how the landscape and the people were suddenly changed on that August night. This video tells the story of the Hebgen Lake Earthquake and plays daily at the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center in Cameron, Montana.
Total run time 19 minutes