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The ~20-ton boulder fell from near the top of this cliff, rolled and bounced between two houses, and smashed a small wooden bridge before coming to rest next to another home's front porch.

1983 Borah Peak, ID earthquake: magnitude 7.3





The boulder's path of travel can be traced by the "footprints" (pockmarks) it left on the ground before it came to rest next to the front porch of this home in Challis, Idaho.

1983 Borah Peak, ID earthquake: magnitude 7.3





Two automobiles were damaged by boulders that fell in Challis, Idaho, during the earthquake.

1983 Borah Peak, ID earthquake: magnitude 7.3





Homes built at the base of steep cliffs are at risk to rockfall--especially when the ground shakes in an earthquake. Luckily this large boulder missed the home of Robb Markley.

1983 Borah Peak, ID earthquake: magnitude 7.3





This 3-foot boulder did not miss (see in center of photo between cabinets). It crashed through the kitchen wall in the Robb Markley home in Challis, Idaho.

1983 Borah Peak, ID earthquake: magnitude 7.3


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