U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library
ID. Alaska Earthquake no. 75ct
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Alaska Earthquake March 27, 1964. This railroad embankment moved to the right on a very gentle slop during the earthquake, but the movement was arrested at the crossroad. The movement of the embankment to the right is shown by the railroad tracks which bend upslope (toward the left) as the appr, Washington. The hanging valley of Ranger Creek lies about 240 meters above the floor of the Carbon River valley north of Mount Rainier. The hanging valley is at an altitude of about 900 meters and heads in a composite cirque at an altitude of 1,360 to 1,500 meters on the northeast side of Tolmie Peak. Circa 1964. Figure 17, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 847.