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One of three homes destroyed when the hillside beneath them slide due to ground shaking.

1992 St. George, Utah earthquake; magnitude 5.8





Lateral-spread cracks and caved stream banks resulted from liquefaction along the Virgin River near St. George, UT.

1992 St. George, Utah earthquake; magnitude 5.8





Sand blows resulted from liquefaction along the Virgin River near St. George, UT.

1992 St. George, Utah earthquake; magnitude 5.8





The historical "Stanworth home" in Hurricane, UT, was damaged by the ground shaking. "Chimneys were twisted and partially fell, the walls and foundation were severely cracked, and two walls partially separated from the first-story ceiling, necessitating bracing and eventually structural repair to prevent collapse." [quote from Utah Geological Survey Circular 88, p. 16, entitled The September 2, 1992 M(L) 5.8 St. Geoerge Earthquake, Washington County, Utah.]


Click here for page 1 of the 1992 St. George, UT earthquake photographs.
Click here for page 2 of the 1992 St. George, UT earthquake photographs.

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