In researching my guide, I got here throughout this picture from April 13, 1949 exhibiting massive cracks within the Inexperienced Lake path. The 7.1 magnitude quake was centered between Tacoma and Olympia, but it surely triggered vital injury at far at Oregon and British Columbia. Eight individuals have been killed and lots of extra injured as older buildings or buildings on unstable soil collapsed, in accordance with HistoryLink.
The park round Inexperienced Lake, which is basically the results of human engineering within the early 1900s, was broken, particularly close to the southwest a part of the lake. The picture above is probably going someplace simply north of the Aqua Theater. In 1913, town lowered the extent of the lake, then used fill to create new park land across the now-smaller lake:
The park imaginative and prescient included an entire boulevard across the lake, although the western fringe of that boulevard was later destroyed by the enlargement of Aurora.
I don’t have a concrete level to make on this publish aside from to say, “Have a look at these wild previous images!” And, “Wow, we positive did a number of land rearranging on this metropolis!” And likewise, “Be sure you are ready for an earthquake!”