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Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:02 pm

So, what disasters/tragedies have happened in the area where you live?
For me:
Lockerbie bombing 1988- 270 dead
Quintinshill Rail Disasaster 1915 - Over 200 dead and over 250 injured
Carlisle Flooding 2005 - 3 dead
Foot and Mouth Disease - 2000-2002

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:13 pm

Since I've been alive:

1964 . . . most severe earthquake on the North American continent . . . 9.0+ on the Richter Scale . . . devastated south central Alaska. Community of Valdez wiped off the map. Communities of Seward, Kodiak, Port Lions, Quizinkie, nearly destoyed. Community of Portage obliterated. Earthquake felt as far south as California.

1989 . . . Exxon Valdez oil tanker runs aground. Spills more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. Emaciates the fishing industry in this area for a decade. Traces still remain today.

1994 . . . Forest Fires burn over 6 million acres of Alaska.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:14 pm

Apartheid.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:29 pm

JGPH1A visted his family in the Boston area a few months back.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:53 pm

I live about 12 miles/20 kms from NYC so the WTC site as to the 9/11 attacks is 'where I live'. Over the years I have also seen several very serious flooding and rain storms in Northern New Jersey, with a number of square miles covered in feet of water, roads, bridges and homes wiped out, even parts of hillsides washed away, small dams destroyed and the like as well as a number of deaths. Then there was the Great Blackout of August 2003, a disaster of a different type. I was at work in NY City when it hit. Got lucky getting home.
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:57 pm

1953:Tornado devestates downtown Waco. Fortunately that's it.

ANC:What about that landslide generated tsunami in the 50s? that reached something like 1500 meters in height in some bay(maybe Latua). Casualties were low. Sorry to be vague.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:58 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 5):
ANC:What about that landslide generated tsunami in the 50s?

Key words my post:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Since I've been alive:

  

I know what you're talking about, I just wasn't quite born yet . . . missed it by a couple years. Lituya . . .

EDIT: Found the links I was looking for . . . .

http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/ala...a/1958/webpages/lituyacloseup.html

http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/alaska/1958/webpages/

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:06 pm

White flight after the riots in Detroit that have left the city a bombed out shell of its former self.

Coleman Young...a tragedy and a disaster.
Kwami Kilpatrick..a tragedy and a disaster.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:07 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Key words my post:

Oops. Thanks.
I saw on a documentary a couple of years ago where a father and son rode out the wave in their fishing boat. They ended up something like 1500 feet above the shore line in some trees. Wow!

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:10 pm

Bombay Bomb Blasts 1993.
Mumbai Riots 1993.
regds
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:54 pm

Not a "disaster" but the first Weird event: Snow, Miami, 1978

First DISASTER: Andrew 1992 I have very little to complain about compared to my wife who lost her house, but even then, there is no way I'll stick around for a cat 2+ storm.

Annoyances: 2004 Charley, Francis, Jeanne

Man made related disasters: EAL 401, Valujet 592, The Golden Glades interchange "Flyover" entrance ramp. 7 Angels Crossing.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:15 pm

It's not a bug, it's a feature.
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:20 pm

Buenos Aires:

17/03/1992 - Israeli Embassy Bombing - 26 dead, hundreds injured
18/06/1994 - AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Bombing - 84 dead, hundreds injured
**/08/1997 - MJ 737-200 plane crash on takeoff at AEP - 63 dead
20/12/2004 - República Cromagnon club fire in Once - 193 dead, 815 injured


 Sad

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:36 pm

Kegworth Air Disaster just up the road from me.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:37 pm

I live in a relatively boring part of the country. Little has happened that has resulted in large losses of life or widespread destruction.

We get the usual suspects. Cold snaps that kill the elderly. Heat waves that kill the elderly. We get Nor'easters that will occasionally cause the ocean to swallow some beachfront home. Blizzards which temporarily paralyse the region. The occasional, errant hurricane will make it's way up here though the last one to make a direct hit on New England and do some damage was Hurricane Bob (Cat. 2) back in '91. The last deadly plane crash at BOS was a World Airways DC-10 which ran off the runway into the harbor. Mystery still shrouds that crash as the two casualties's bodies were never recovered from very shallow water. Many think they faked their deaths.

In fact, the deadliest thing I can think of now was the Station fire. A nightclub in Warwick, RI was holding a concert for...the White...something or other. They had pyrotechnics which apparently misfired and the club caught fire. All told, 101 people died. Good news is that it brough sweeping changes to fire codes for Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:58 pm

An F5 tornado hit a neighboring town of 2500 people in 1899. It leveled the entire town and killed 117 and injured 150.



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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:27 am

Atlanta, GA:
November 11-15, 1864. The bulk of Atlanta (Except for most dwellings, churches, and the courthouse) was burned down by Gen. Sherman's troops.
May 21, 1917. Fire destroys 300 acres of homes and businesses, displacing 10,000, but nobody died in the fires.
December 7, 1946. Winecoff Hotel fire. 119 killed.
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:53 am

In 1988, there was a fire in a 10 story apartment building on Christmas Eve that killed about 15 people here. Our town has about 55,000 people in it, so it was a huge shock, especially on Christmas Eve...

There was also a bad flood a few years back that devistated a town about 20 min from here. Thankfully, it only killed 2-3 people, but wiped out a lot of houses and other stuff.
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:56 am

9/11

We had more than 20 people from our small commuter town die, and for weeks afterward, the train station parking lot around the corner from my house was filled with cars that the owners would never return to.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:25 am

I have lived in a suburb of Minneapolis for about the last 10 years. So far the only tragedies or disasters have been:


1. Prince wierding out and changing his name to a symbol.

2. Jessi Ventura being elected govenor.

3. The incessant visits from BushKerry last summer that screwed up traffic.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:32 am

The Nisqually Earthquake that shook Seattle. A 7.0 magantude earthquake shook Seattle, WA on 28FEB01. Wouldn't call it a disaster, but it caused billions in damage to the city. Exposed how bad the Alaskan Way Viaduct needed repairs.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:51 am

Yeah, not much happens here. We're all bracing ourselves for the day that Brett Favre retires and hundreds of thousands across Wisconsin commit mass suicide. That should make the news.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:56 am

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 5):
1953:Tornado devestates downtown Waco. Fortunately that's it.

What about the Branch Davidian compound raid?

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:14 am

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 12):
18/06/1994 - AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Bombing - 84 dead, hundreds injured

And the only person on trial for that attack is the former judge that was in charge of the investigation!! Incredible, for 9/11, the Atocha bombings and the latest London attcks, it took just a few days to find the ones responsible, yet for us it's been 11 years and NO ONE. Very sad ....
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:21 am

Foot and Mouth

Last year the Chinese cockling tragedy in Morecambe Bay, there were helicopters flying over my house for days!
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:25 am

1. Slavery
2. Manifest Destiny
3. Salem Witch Trials
4. Prohibition
5. Jim Crow Laws
6. Reconstruction
7. HUAC
8. The Defense Of Marriage Act
9. George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush breeding
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:47 am

Madird March 11 attacks, 198 killed.  Sad
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:39 am

TWA Flight 800 and Avianca Flight 52 crashed in my area and of course 9/11 was about 40 miles from where I live.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:40 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 22):
What about the Branch Davidian compound raid?

The raid in itself was not a tradgedy. What happened before the raid was. Weak minded people taken advantage of, children abused, young girls forced to 'marry' and bare children. The "suicide" of the children that remained in the compound, and the deaths of others.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:07 pm

I would have to say in Washington, Mt Saint Helens would come to mind, and of course the infestation of Californians in the 80's and 90's.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:22 pm

In Mobile, Alabama we had the derailment of Amtrak's Sunset Limited back in 1993. 47 people died that morning.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:43 pm

1992-Israely Embassy bomb
1994-AMIA bomb, 87 dead.
2005-Cromagnon Disco fire, 187 dead.

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 23):
yet for us it's been 11 years and NO ONE. Very sad

Thanks President Carlos Menem for this sadly unforgottable episode.
I live 7 blocks away from AMIA, and all the windows shattered and I was thrown away from my bed, as it was 9:53 am the first day of winter vacation.
Curiously, tomorrow, July 18th, will be the 11th aniversary.

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 23):
Very sad

Indeed.A lot of people that I knew died.May them R.I.P.  Sad

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:29 pm

1928 hurricane killed over 6000
Since I can remember:
1978 SNOW, next day they closed the schools due to cold.
1979 hurricane David
1982 November storm flooded everything(put a ship on Palm Beach)
1992 hurricane Andrew
1999 hurricane Irene(I think it was 1999)
2004 Hurricanes Frances, Jeanne, Charlie(didn't hit here but spent 2 weeks on the west coast)
Lived through many man made things(even some I created)

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:43 pm

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

Start of recorded history-annual floods on the Tennessee River until damming in the 1930s.

1806-New Madrid earthquake

1836-Trail of Tears: Cherokees forcably removed to Oklahoma Territory. Thousands die during the march.

1861-65-Civil War rages throughout the upper and middle south. Battles of Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga occur throughout 1863.

1867-1874: White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan spread terror through the South, intimidating, assaulting and murdering their opponents until reigned in by anti-Klan legislation.

1918-101 persons die in worst railroad accident in US history at Nashville, Tennessee. Failure of the inferior train to wait at the meeting point results in high speed head on collision on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.

1920s-Ku Klux Klan reborn at Stone Mountain in Georgia. Klan membership exceeds 5 million active members nationwide but declines to below one million by 1930. The Klan remains highly active through the 1970s.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:39 pm

The Great Hurricane of 1928 devistated Miami.
Riots of the 80s
EA 401? First Jumbo Jet Crash ( Widebody)
Hurricane Andrew 1992. Most costly disaster in US history. 26 Billion Dollars.
Hurricane Ireine which was a small hurricane really hurt the city because no one expected it to hit. Everyone was going through a somewhat normal day and bang the storm hits.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:59 pm

Here is some rather recent events that happened on Long Island.

August 1995: Forest fire in the Long Island Pine barrens area
http://pb.state.ny.us/wtf/sunrise_interface_large.jpg
http://www.eastislipfd.com/Wildfire.jpg
The fire burned for 2 weeks and more than 6,800 acres of forest were burned.

July 17, 1996: TWA flight 800 crashed off the coast of Center Moriches

January 25, 1990: A Avianca 707 crashes on Cove Neck, long Island

September 1985: Hurricane Gloria hits Long Island (a strong cat 1 hurricane)
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:16 pm

2 Manchester Bombings (live 3 miles from city, but did not back thenthen)
Moss side riots in 1981 (I live in moss side now, nice area, done up for the commonwelth games a few years ago)

Cant think of any thing else at the moment
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:04 pm

Several massive earthquakes in the late 1800s and the most recent in the wellington region was in 1952 when a cyclone from the South Pacific swept over New Zealand. A Ferry that travels between the north and south island of new zealand was entering WLG harbour at about 6am when it tried to turn back into cook strait to seek shelter from the storm. The massive roll on ferry was sweeped side on into some massive rocks which ripped of the rudders etc. A short time later the GPS and radar was ripped off by a freak wave. The boat capsized several hours later with the loss of 51 lives. The competitors ferry company (still operating today and now knowen as The Interisland Line) sent one of their ferrys from the wharf to help with the rescue.

The most recent disasters that happened close to me happened in the last 2 years in the Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay region, Severe flooding. When I traveled throu the area on my way to the Hawkes Bay several months later the ruins of trees, houses etc were still lying where they came to rest. Tens of millions of dollars worth of damange. Some towns were simple destroyed
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:20 pm

Where I live now:

The Staines Aircrash of 1972. A BEA Trident crashed shortly after takeoff from LHR, killing 188 people in what was, until Lockerbie, the worst UK civil aviation disaster in terms of loss of life.

Where I come from:

The Penlee Lifeboat tragedy - In 1981 the Penlee lifeboat went out to rescue the crew of a ship breaking up in a storm on the Cornish coast. Sadly the lifeboat itself got into difficulties and broke up with the loss of all crewmen on the lifeboat and all crew on the frieghter.

The Isles of Scilly Helicopter crash. In 1983 20 people died in a helicopter crash off the Isles of Scilly on a scheduled flight from Penzance. At the time it was Britian's worst civilian helicopter accident.

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:23 pm

Forgot to mention the Solway Harvester fishing boat that sunk
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:47 pm

Hi there,

record since I was born (I might have omitted something) regarding Warsaw, where I live:

1979, Feb. 15th - massive explosion of leaking gas destroys a basement of a big bank in the very city center. 45 are killed on site, further 4 die in the hospitals, 70 are injured.

1980, Mar. 14th - LOT Polish Airlines flight #007 (Il-62 reg. SP-LAA) crashes near Warsaw airport. All onboard (77 passengers and crew of 10) are killed. More here.

1987, May 9th - LOT Polish Airlines flight #5055 (Il-62 reg. SP-LBG) crashes near Warsaw airport. All onboard (172 passengers and crew of 11) are killed. More here.

1993, Sep. 14th - Lufthansa flight #2904 (A320-200 reg. D-AIPN) skids off the runway at Warsaw airport . 1 passenger and 1 crew member (of 64 passengers and crew of 6 onboard) are killed. More here.

FAO

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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:49 pm

Earthquakes.Whittier Narrows and Northridge.

My Brother In-Law,at that time, September 25,1978
lived North Park,San Diego, four blocks away from
the debris field of PSA 182.He had called me that
day.

RIP.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:01 pm

Probably the biggest one down here was Pan Am flight 759, 7-9-82, operated by B727-200 N4737 "Clipper Defiance". Aircraft crashed on takeoff from MSY due to windshear and destroyed several houses. 150+ were killed.
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:30 pm

I was only a few miles from the Alfred Murrah building in Oklahoma when McVeigh and Nichols blew it up. I had also gone to the tube in Kings Cross in London only a few months before.

God bless the people of Great Britain
 
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:36 pm

Quoting N317AS (Reply 29):
I would have to say in Washington, Mt Saint Helens would come to mind, and of course the infestation of Californians in the 80's and 90's.

Arrggghh...beat me to it on Mt. St. Helens! 57 people killed during the eruption that lasted 9 hours on May 18th, 1980, not to mention the countless wildlife and trees that were flattened in an instant.

Others:

- 2004 election for Governor and the embarassing aftermath (a tragedy in that the people's faith in the voting process is way down as a result)
- Mass transit planning for the Seattle area, specifically the monorail
- Fiasco surrounding the 3rd runway at Sea-Tac
- The many people killed climing on Mt. Rainier
- Nisqually earthquake, as previously noted
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:52 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
1964 . . . most severe earthquake on the North American continent . . . 9.0+ on the Richter Scale . . . devastated south central Alaska. Community of Valdez wiped off the map. Communities of Seward, Kodiak, Port Lions, Quizinkie, nearly destoyed. Community of Portage obliterated. Earthquake felt as far south as California.

Anc, is it true that during that quake a portion of downtown Anchorage went into the water - and remains there today?
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:47 pm

On July 9, 1982; a Boeing 727-235 registered N4737, operating PanAm flight 759, crashed after departing New Orleans' Runway 10.


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All 145 passengers, plus eight on the ground, were killed.  Sad

Story:
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:20 pm

Quoting Diamond (Reply 45):
Anc, is it true that during that quake a portion of downtown Anchorage went into the water - and remains there today?

No, Diamond . . . downtown was pretty much devastated, but didn't go swimming. In fact, 1/2 of 4th avenue dropped literally 30 feet. Very few structures remained intact - one being an excellent restaurants named Club Paris. There was major devastation all over the downtown and Government Hill area.

What in fact slid in to the water was portions of a neighborhood called Turnagain. It is east of downtown on in what was then a suburb . . . the ground in that area literally turned to mush. There was nothing left of that area, what didn't slide into the water looked like surface of boiling water.

Today, the area is uninhabited, and is called Earthquake Park. For many years after the quake, until the trees and brush grew back in force, one could see the "boiling water" like surface of the ground.

The top photo in this link is a aerial photo of that neighborhood . . .

http://www.ce.washington.edu/~liquef...ion/html/quakes/alaska/alaska.html

Other Photos

http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/Seis/64quake/pictures/64pictures.html
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:31 pm

For me, it was the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster. I remember that day all too well.
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RE: Disasters/Tragedies Where You Live

Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:47 pm

US flight 427 crashes in Hopewell Township

United flight 93 crashes in Shanksville




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