On March 26, 1872, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake ripped violently through the Owens Valley. The quake changed the water level in Owens Lake and destroyed many of the buildings in Lone Pine, Independence and beyond. A surviving section of adobe wall still stands as an earthquake survivor, located alongside the La Florista flower and gift shop in Lone Pine. Further north of town, a hastily contrived and dug cemetery contains the remains of at least 16 people who perished in the earthquake.
Latitude: 36.605756 Longitude: -118.063692 Elevation: 3729 ft
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