I hate to throw any water on imperialgoogie’s funny line especially since he’s from New Zealand and certainly knows all about earthquakes
. Still, I want to point out that this photograph was taken in the aftermath of “The Great Alaska Earthquake
" that occurred on March 27, 1964 (which was also Good Friday that year). What is seen here shows Fourth Street in Anchorage after it dropped 20 feet. The quake hit a 9.2 magnitude generating a tsunami that caused major damage as far south as Crescent City, California and minor damage as far south as Los Angeles.
The main reason I bother to add all of this to my Reblog is my Tumblr seems to have a lot of fans in the Cascadia Subduction Zone
that is more than capable of creating an earthquake just like this one. That means all you good folks from Eureka, California to the south through Portland, Seattle, Vancouver in Canada, and beyond need to always be prepared (but not scared) for a quake several times more powerful than the so-called “Big One” that California’s San Andreas Fault will have again someday.