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  1872 Lone Pine earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Great Lone Pine earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history.
The quake struck on March 26, 1872 and its epicenter was near Lone Pine, California in Owens Valley.
As in many earthquakes, adobe, stone and masonry structures fared worse than wooden ones which prompted the closing of nearby Camp Independence which was an adobe structure destroyed in the quake.
encyclopedia.onlinereference.info.cob-web.org:8888 /index.php/1872_Lone_Pine_earthquake   (470 words)

  
 Lone Pine Realty
Lone Pine is located at 36°35'11" North, 118°4'14" West (36.586402, -118.070668).
Being towards the southern end of Anzac, the Lone Pine region was comparatively gentle and the opposing trenches were separated some distance with a flat no-man's land intervening.
Of the estimated 250-300 inhabitants of Lone Pine, 27 are known to have perished and 52 of the 59 houses were destroyed.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/127/lone-pine-realty.html   (1513 words)

  
 Nugget 16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
On March 26, 1872, a powerful earthquake, estimated at 8.3 on the Richter Scale, terrorized the 300 residents of Lone Pine, about 350 miles south of Reno.
At Big Pine, 43 miles to the north, the tectonic violence injured many and tore the land apart.
The dramatic Lone Pine earthquake offers a glimpse into the powerful geologic forces that are still building the Sierra Nevada.
www.micmacmedia.com /Tahoe_Nuggets/Nugget_16/nugget_16.html   (339 words)

  
 Earthquake Hazards Program: Owens Valley, California 1872 03 26 10:30 UTC, 7.4M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The most devastating effects of this earthquake occurred at Lone Pine, where 52 of 59 houses (mostly constructed of adobe or stone) were destroyed and 27 people were killed.
The largest horizontal displacement of 7 meters was measured on the fault scarps west of Lone Pine.
A comparison of this earthquake to the earthquakes of 1857 and 1906 on the San Andreas fault shows the felt area and maximum fault displacements to be comparable.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/eq_depot/usa/1872_03_26.html   (349 words)

  
 The Great Lone Pine Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
1872, while the majority of San Franciscans were asleep in their beds, weather observer Thomas Tennant recorded a faint earthquake.
As time progressed it was realized that what Thomas had actually felt was an earthquake that may have been equal or larger magnitude than the devastating quake that would hit his own city 34 years later.
John Mc Call of Lone Pine wrote a letter after the events that told how he, his wife and little daughter were buried in ruins for an hour and a half.
explorehistoricalif.tripod.com /xplorhistcal/id48.html   (1641 words)

  
 Earth Encyclopedia Article @ DemonSearch.com (Demon Search)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These plates move in relation to one another at one of three types of plate boundaries: convergent, divergent, and transform.
Large areas are subject to extreme weather such as (tropical cyclones), hurricanes, or typhoons that dominate life in those areas.
Many localize areas are subject to human-made pollution of the air and water, acid rain and toxic substances, loss of vegetation (overgrazing, deforestation, desertification), loss of wildlife, species extinction, soil degradation, soil depletion, erosion, and introduction of invasive species.
www.demonsearch.com /encyclopedia/Earth   (5017 words)

  
 Floodgap Roadgap -- US 395, Part 3: Inyo County (Little Lake to Manzanar)
Diaz Lake was one of the geologic consequences of the horrific 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, which took place at 2:35am on 26 March 1872 and measured an estimated 8.3 on the Richter scale.
While the Lone Pine quake's true magnitude remains disputed, it is still believed by many to be the most powerful earthquake in California within the last two centuries.
Lone Pine received its name from a single towering fl pine tree found alone on a local mesa.
www.floodgap.com /roadgap/395/u3   (2344 words)

  
 Lone Pine History
According to the site, Lone Pine was founded in the 1860s to serve local miners and later farmers who tilled the Owens Valley until the 1920s, when Los Angeles began exporting water from the Owens River and surrounding creeks to serve the city's growing population.
Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills became the focus of California's attention on March 26, 1872, when a small earthquake was felt in San Francisco &endash; an earthquake that was centered in Lone Pine, then a small mining community, killing nearly 30 people in the town.
The Lone Pine victims were buried in a mass grave on the north end of town, marked today with a sign.
www.jour.unr.edu /outpost/destinations/des.felty.lone3.html   (523 words)

  
 Owens Valley - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This graben was formed by a long series of earthquakes, such as the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, that have moved the graben down and helped move the Sierra Nevada up.
The graben is in fact much larger than the depth of the valley infers; gravity studies suggest that 10,000 feet (3 km) of sedimentary rock mostly fills the graben and that a very steep escarpment is buried under the western length of the valley.
The Eastern Mono live in several colonies from Lone Pine to Bishop.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Owens_Valley   (1161 words)

  
 Earthquake History: MARCH 26, 1872 (M=7.6)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The town of Lone Pine, Calif., was virtually leveled when the entire 100 to 110-km length of the Owens Valley fault ruptured on March 26, 1872, in one of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history.
A recent study of the earthquake offsets by Beanland and Clark (in press) unambiguously demonstrates that fault movement was predominately right-lateral strike slip, with an average horizontal displacement of 6 m (Figure 6.10).
The spot which is the focus of an earthquake (of the type here discussed [1872 Owens valley]) is thereby exempted for a long time.
www.johnmartin.com /earthquakes/eqsafs/safs_642.htm   (485 words)

  
 John H. Lubken - Lone Pine 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He married my mother in 1875 when she was 19." "My father homesteaded on George's Creek, then traded the homestead for a share of the Lone Pine Brewery, built by Louis Munsinger before the earthquake of 1872.
Lone Pine Beer tasted a lot like Miller's High Life; it was the same kind of beer.
There was an old bakery in Lone Pine that made bread in big pans, like milk pans, and sold it for 25 cents a loaf.
www.owensvalleyhistory.com /lone_pine4/page34c.html   (1126 words)

  
 Large Photo of a Cinder Cone and 1872 Fault Scarp, Owens Valley, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This fault was responsible for the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, a large magnitude event that leveled the town and caused about 30 deaths, a large number of fatalities for a tiny hamlet, as it was in those days.
The earthquake caused a separation of the ground surface, so that the area behind the fault rose several feet relative to the area in front of the picture.
The new soil exposed by this uplift is called a fault scarp, and is marked by the dark linear area seen across the lower part of the photo, at the position of the break in slope of the ground surface.
seis.natsci.csulb.edu /deptweb/webcourses/102/102cinder.html   (469 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum
Alaska experiences the most earthquakes in the country, but California and Nevada rank second and third respectively and together account for about eighty percent of all quakes in the 48 contiguous states.
The great earthquake, estimated at magnitude 8.3 on the Richter scale, was felt from Winnemucca, Nevada, to Oakland, Calif. and all points in between.
Caption for Lone Pine Earthquake Victim Monument: The monument in the foreground is dedicated to victims of the 1872 Lone Pine Earthquake.
www.sierranevadavirtualmuseum.com /docs/galleries/nathist/geology/lonepine.htm   (1150 words)

  
 Geology
The most notable historic example was the earthquake on the Lone Pine fault separating the Owens Valley from the Alabama Hills/Sierra Nevada block that occurred on March 26, 1872.
The 1872 Lone Pine Earthquake was large, estimated to have a magnitude nearly 8 on the Richter scale, though, since it occurred before seismographs were invented, this is only an estimate based on the extent of damage that resulted from the quake.
The offset along the earthquake scarp shows that the earthquake was not a simple east-west pull apart, but that there was a component of motion parallel to the rupture as well, with the Sierra Nevada moving northward and up relative to the Owens Valley.
www.ovcweb.org /OwensValley/Geology.html   (830 words)

  
 Inyo Earthquake of 1872
The earthquake which occurred at half past 2 o’clock on the morning of Tuesday, March 26th, was the greatest convulsion of nature that has taken place in the United States since 1812.
Although it was felt from Oregon to Central America and Mexico, it seems to have spent its force in the Owens river region, distant from this city hundreds of miles, and lying on the opposite side of the Sierra Nevada on the line of the state of Nevada.
Independence and other settlements in the the locality suffered from the disastrous effects, but it was the fate of Lone Pine in Inyo County to be marked for destruction as the center of the earth’s convulsive action.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist/1872eq.html   (420 words)

  
 Geology 102 Course Description, Introduction to General Geology, California State University at Long Beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is the rupture caused by the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, a major tremor that caused the ground behind the rupture to rise several feet, including the Sierra Nevada seen in the far distance.
The earthquake also leveled the town of Lone Pine and killed about 30 people, a large number of fatalities for an area that had very few residents at the time.
Since earthquakes are common and expectable in California because of its position along a major plate boundary, they, the fault zones along which they occur, and the reasons for the seismic activity, are a substantial topic of discussion in Geology 102.
seis.natsci.csulb.edu /deptweb/webcourses/102/102.html   (1056 words)

  
 August, March, British, first, April, United, Prize, Nobel, Horace, Greeley, election, crowned, about - 1872   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar.
* March 26 - Earthquake at Lone Pine, California with an estimated magnitude of 7.2.
Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Artikel 1872 aus der freien Enzyklo.
www.alphasearch.org /directory/1872.html   (1066 words)

  
 Floodgap Roadgap -- US 395, Part 5: Inyo County (Independence to Bishop and US 6)
Originally built in 1868, the first courthouse perished in the 1872 earthquake; it was quickly rebuilt the same year (and wisely insured) only to go down in a fire in 1886.
The Big Pine is actually a giant sequoia, planted on 23 July 1913 to commemorate the opening of the Westgard Pass to the east to vehicular traffic and named the Roosevelt Tree in honour of President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt.
The Pass and the beautiful Bristlecone Pine forest will be the subjects of a photoessay currently in progress; the still-living Bristlecone pine trees, perched high in the Sierras, are the oldest living organisms on the planet at over 4,000 years old.
www.floodgap.com /roadgap/395/u5   (2710 words)

  
 Mammoth
In May of 1980, a strong earthquake swarm that included four magnitude 6 earthquakes struck the southern margin of Long Valley Caldera associated with a 25-cm, dome-shaped uplift of the caldera floor.
This ongoing unrest includes recurring earthquake swarms and continued dome-shaped uplift of the central section of the caldera (the resurgent dome) accompanied by changes in thermal springs and gas emissions.
In middle distance, Alabama Hills, town of Lone Pine, and Owens River.
teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us /hherms/herms/cal/mammoth.htm   (548 words)

  
 John Muir - K12 Academics
This notion was in stark contradiction to the accepted theory of the day, promulgated by Josiah Whitney (head of the California Geological Survey), which attributed the formation of the valley to a catastrophic earthquake.
A large earthquake centered near Lone Pine, California in Owens Valley (see 1872 Lone Pine earthquake) was felt very strongly in Yosemite Valley in March 1872.
The quake woke Muir in the early morning and he ran out of his cabin without fear exclaiming, "A noble earthquake!" Other valley settlers, who still adhered to Whitney's ideas, feared that the quake was a prelude to a cataclysmic deepening of the valley.
www.k12academics.com /john_muir.htm   (1836 words)

  
 Sierra Sun - Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alaska experiences the most earthquakes in the country, but California and Nevada rank second and third respectively and together account for about 80 percent of all quakes in the 48 contiguous states.
Chunks of rock and dirt the size of city blocks were loosened from surrounding mountains and smashed into the lake during powerful temblors.
The great earthquake, estimated at magnitude 8.3 on the Richter scale, was felt from Winnemucca, Nev., to Oakland, Calif., and all points in between.
www.sierrasun.com /article/20050624/LIFE/50623002   (1273 words)

  
 Lone pine red - Lone Pine Cemetery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Lone Pine is a little town half way up the Owens Valley, next to the southern Sierra Red Rock Canyon State Park.
The Great Lone Pine earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes to hit Of the estimated 250-300 inhabitants of Lone Pine, 27 are known to have
In 1996 a revegetation effort was initiated by BLM at the Red Rock Meet at 8:00 am at the Lone Pine Interagency Visitor’s Station south of Lone Pine.
infofeedtech.com /ifft/lone-pine-red.htm   (531 words)

  
 Lone Pine, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lone Pine Indian Reservation is believed to be home to persons of Achomawi, Paiute, and Shoshone lineage.
Serving the area with a 4,000 foot runway, Lone Pine Airport (FAA identifier: O26) is located about a mile southeast of town at 36°35′17″N, 118°03′07″W.
Lone Pine is also known for the Mount Whitney Restaurant, which is well-respected for its award winning food and service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lone_Pine,_California   (933 words)

  
 1872 Lone Pine earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Lone Pine fault scarp The Great Lone Pine earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history.
Scarp boulder that has been studied The quake was felt strongly as far away as Sacramento where citizens were startled out of bed and into the streets.
Category:Sierra Nevada Lone Pine earthquake, 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, 1872
1872-lone-pine-earthquake.iqnaut.net   (490 words)

  
 GSA Cordilleran Meeting Fieldtrip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although the dramatic 3300 m eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada was produced by normal faulting, field data indicate that dextral slip dominates the tectonics of eastern California.
The 1872 Lone Pine earthquake produced more dextral slip than normal slip, and mapping of several pre-Cenozoic markers demonstrates 65 km or more of dextral slip since the Late Cretaceous.
On this trip we will (1) examine neotectonic evidence for fault slip and strain partitioning; (2) trace the distribution and offset of pre-Cenozoic markers (e.g., dike swarms); and (3) discuss the implications of this slip for the tectonics of eastern California and unroofing of the southern Sierra Nevada.
www.geology.cwu.edu /facstaff/lee/Cordfieldtrip   (144 words)

  
 Wikinfo | 1872   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
March 26 - Earthquake at Lone Pine, California with an estimated magnitude of 7.2.
November 5 - Womens suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time (on November 18 she was served an arrest warrant and in the subsequent trial she was fined $100 - she never paid the fine).
November 9 - Great Boston Fire of 1872: In Boston, Massachusetts, a large fire begins to burn on Lincoln Street (the two day event destroyed about 65 acres of city, 776 buildings, much of the financial district and caused US$60 million in damage).
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