Earthquake Epicentral Area

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McLeansboro, IL Dale, IL Broughton, IL
Eldorado, IL Ridgway, IL Hickory Hill Cemetery
Rector Cemetery Little Springs Cemetery Liberty Chapel Cemetery
Lebanon Church Cemetery Galatia, IL New Hope Cemetery
Brushy Church Cemetery

The overturning of tombstones in cemeteries was a verious effect of the earthquake motion. The field investigation was performed about two weeks after the earthquake. Whether the earthquake actually overturned the tombstones was a question often answered by the fact that undecomposed autumn leaves were beneath the stones, thus indicating that the tombstones fell during autumn 1968. The widespread extent of overturned tombstones, as well as decreasing occurrence with distance from Broughton suggested that vandalism was not the cause.
(R.B.H. April 1997).

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